Jayashree Venkataraman is the Founder and CEO of Appreiz Inc which is redefining talent management using social recognition. In her role as CEO, she is responsible for product management, sales and business development.
Jayashree comes with an outstanding career spanning two decades in advanced and emerging markets of US, India and China as a technology leader. She has rich experience of delivering engineering and operational excellence with Microsoft, General Electric and start-ups. Among her recent corporate positions, she was Principal PM, Director of strategy and planning, Director of Quality and Process in Microsoft India and COE leader in GE Consumer and Industrial Systems. During her career in Microsoft, she worked closely with HR in formulating the onboarding strategy of new hires, Leadership program for senior individual contributors and workforce plan aligned with multi-year roadmap of the organization.
Jayashree led the first pan India Hackathon in Microsoft and was also one of the top 25 finalists across the world.
Jayashree has always believed in coaching and mentoring young women and contributed time and energy to it. She was the Hyderabad hub leader for GE Women’s Network and also started the Women in IT initiative in Microsoft IT India. She has been a panelist in Grace Hopper Conference India several times.
With her passion for coaching, she has recently certified herself with Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder centered Coaching.
She is coauthor of book Project Leadership by Management Concepts .
Jayashree believes in giving some of her time and energy in giving back to society. She is active Rotarian and she has been board member of her Rotary Club every year. She is one of the core team volunteer for DaanUtsav (Joy of Giving Week)– India’s biggest festival of giving which started in 2009.