• RISER
    Neeraja Ganesh

    Designation
    Director - Relationships

    Company
    National Education Society of Karnataka

    Location
    Bangalore

Passionate to bring about a positive mindset shift among women and students with every interaction that I have with them

36
Following
21
Followers
21
Followers
36
Following
Profile+ URL
Profile Plus Profile Plus

Profile Summary


My professional experience of 25 years has been in the Information Technology industry managing large teams, delivery of IT projects, Operational excellence and customer delight for large banking capt...ives.
Since I am very passionate about facilitating people to reach their full potential, most of my teams have been established, groomed and grown organically. I have mentored and coached new leaders, first time leaders to understand their leadership style, and utilise their strengths to grow themselves and their teams. I have a very strong inclination to get the women of our country have a positive mindset, become confident and go all out to reach their potential. With this intent, I have driven Diversity and Inclusion programs in my organisations and also, volunteered and mentored outside my organisation to support this cause.
I decided to switch my career to work in the space of gender diversity after having mentored women from diverse experiences, age groups, industries and domains, to help them grow in their careers. I believe that much needs to be done to show the path to women in our country who have the innate talent but lack the knowledge of where to find help in terms of mentoring, coaching, networking and, more importantly, understanding that these are important elements in one’s professional growth. After volunteering for a couple of years with various initiatives to help the cause of gender diversity, I decided to switch from my corporate career to head the JobsForHer Foundation which has been setup to bridge the gender gaps in the country.
I have been invited by various forums across Bangalore to deliver talks on a variety of topics with the intent to inspire, educate and transform mindsets of the audiences. My sessions on “Networking for Results” have been extremely well received every time I have delivered it, especially to an audience of women. In a pursuit to reach larger audiences, I have started writing articles on a variety of topics!

  • Orange Flower Award for Writing

    Women's Web

    JAN 2020

    Orange Flower Awards are given in different categories for writers. I won this award for my writing on Women at Work.

  • National Education Society of Karnataka

    Director - Relationships

    OCT 2019-Present

    Bangalore

    Responsible for building new relationships between corporates, industries and industry bodies and nurturing the relationship to help the institution build infrastructure, new curriculum, establish R&D...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Coordination

    Influencing outcomes

  • HerRising Award 2019

    JobsForHer

    SEP 2019

    The JobsForHer HerRising Awards received 1,000+ applications, which the JobsForHer jury shortlisted to 20+ contestants in 11 different categories.
    After receiving over 20,000 votes across all the ...

    Read More
  • Inroads Leadership Development

    Consultant and Coach

    JUL 2019-Present

    Bangalore

    As a Career Coach, I help create a personalized plan designed to meet the individual’s goals. So, while one can definitely unearth a ton of great material online—one will get advice and informatio...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Content writing

    Digital marketing

    Delivery of training

  • I Grow

    Core group Volunteer

    JUL 2019-Present

    Bengaluru

    Utilise my learnings to drive a full fledged intervention impacting school girls from 8th to 12th standard from the less privileged socio economic background.

    Skills acquired

    Empathy

    Change management

    Networking

    Innovation

    Leadership

  • Various forums

    Guest Speaker

    MAR 2018-Present

    India

    I have been invited at many forums to be a guest speaker or panelist to deliver talks and express my views on a diverse range of topics across schools. colleges, companies and industry bodies.

    Skills acquired

    Public speaking

    Presentation skills

    Stage Presence

    Voice control

    Audience connect

  • JobsForHer

    Head - JobsForHer Foundation

    JAN 2018-MAY 2019

    Bengaluru

    Responsible for setting up the not for profit foundation, bringing in partners to collaborate with the foundation to offer interventions (workshops, courses, events etc.) to the women in the community...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Team work

    Communication

    Administrative and Organisational skills

    Collaboration

    Networking

    Building communities

    Digital presence

  • TEDxDSCE Women Achiever

    Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering

    NOV 2017

    A recognition of my 25 years in the corporate world!

  • Do your venture - Women Startup program

    IIM Bangalore

    DEC 2016-Present

    It was an online MOOC program for 6 weeks which was very intensive. For the first time, I understood what it was to start a business and what goes into before one can even think about starting a busin...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Idea generation

    Idea validation

    Testing assumptions

    Prototyping

    Preparing business case

    Pitching the business case to investors

  • Capgemini

    Director

    OCT 2012-SEP 2017

    Bengaluru

    Rich experience in varied Leadership roles involving leading large global teams, managing stakeholders across multiple geographies, providing delivery of services and executing major change initiative...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Interpersonal skills

    Stakeholder management

    Influencing outcomes

    Team Management

    Cross cultural team management

    Contract management

    Change management. Delivery management

    Driving Diversity and Inclusion

    Problem solving

  • Boss Mom

    18 Years 6 Months

    JAN 2002-Present

    The baby who was born pre-mature by 8 weeks. The baby who spent the 1st month in the incubator at Manipal Hospital. The mother who spent the entire month waiting outside the door of the NICU for the e...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Multitasking

    Negotiation

    Time management

    Prioritisation

    Planning

    Problem solving

    Communication

    Influencing

    Learn new skills

    PAtience

    Endurance

  • ANZ Operations and Technology

    Senior Manage

    MAY 1996-SEP 2012

    Bengaluru

    Rich experience in varied Leadership roles involving leading large global teams, managing stakeholders across multiple geographies, providing delivery of services and executing major change initiative...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Communication skills

    Organisation skills

    Team leadership

    People management

    stakeholder management

    Negotiation and Influencing outcomes skills

    Self confidence

    Programming

    Systems Design

    Software testing

    Quality assurance

    Quality audits

  • New Beginnings

    24 Years 10 Months

    SEP 1995-Present

    Bangalore

    It's been a good life overall:-) Living in a joint family, it has taken me a few years to understand how to deal with situations and decisions. Ego is the biggest enemy and I have ensured that I don't...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Communication

    Conflict management

    Understanding the big picture

    Active listening

    Emotional intelligence

  • Manhattan Associates

    Software Engineer

    OCT 1994-MAY 1996

    Bengaluru

    Develop information systems by designing, developing, and installing software solutions.

    Skills acquired

    Programming in C

    Unix and Cobol

    AS/400 and RPG 400

  • Sonata Software

    Software Developer

    DEC 1992-OCT 1994

    Bangalore

    This was my first job. I did the first 9 months of this job along with my course at NIIT. It was an extremely challenging period to be able to juggle both and ensure that I did the very best at both. ...

    Read More

    Skills acquired

    Software development

    Software testing

    Team work

    Quality assurance

Skills


Work Experience

AS/400 and RPG 400

Change management

Presentation skills

Audience connect

Change management. Delivery management

Contract management

Building communities

... Show More

Life Experience

Planning

Problem solving

Time management

PAtience

Emotional intelligence

Understanding the big picture

Active listening

Learn new skills

... Show More

Education,Courses & Certifications

Prototyping

Idea validation

Testing assumptions

Preparing business case

Idea generation

Pitching the business case to investors