Today marks International Women’s Day. It is a day which globally celebrates the accomplishments and hard work of women in all fields. Be it home, social, economic or political achievements; women are making the same progress in getting equal presence and pay in the workforce as their male counterparts. While men have been dominating most industries, women’s involvement has also been continually increasing, especially in the tech industry.Although tech has always been a predominantly male industry but now organizations are being driven by some of the best and brightest women in the industry.
The main motive behind introducing a specific day called Women’s Day is to mark a call for action to accelerate gender parity. As gender equality focuses on accessing equal rights and opportunities for women, it has been seen that women are already climbing the success ladder with cutting edge ideas and new inventions. They are playing leading roles as founders, venture capitalists and inducing growth by heading top managements.
As International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women globally; what better way to mark the occasion than celebrating the incredible women who are making a difference with technology in India.
Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India
NeelamDhawan is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India. She has countrywide responsibility for revenues and profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP’s Services, Personal Systems and Imaging and Printing businesses. With a portfolio that extends to offshore activities, BPO, Software Engineering, Research and IT Services, Neelam is focused on shaping the company’s overall business agenda and leading its strategy and corporate development efforts to make HP the most admired company in India.
Previously, Neelam was the Managing Director of Microsoft India, a position she held from 2005 to 2008. Prior to this assignment, Neelam held a variety of successful leadership positions in leading Indian IT companies, including HCL and IBM.