Women’s Day Special: Top Women in Indian IT Industry

Women’s Day Special: Top Women in Indian IT Industry

Those days have gone when men were preferred top technology jobs in India. Now Technology industry has witnessed the growth of women leadership in recent times despite many challenges a woman faces in making a balance between professional and personal life. Companies have changed their policies to support women talent in their organizations. These all-positive developments have helped women to continue their professional goal and today they all are true inspiration for many other women. With this listing, DT really appreciate the efforts of such women leaders who had conquered all challenges and has become Women Tech Power in technology world. On this Women’s Day, we have listed the top 20 women power in the Indian ICT industry who are inspiring others young talent. 

Debjani Ghosh

President, NASSCOM 

Debjani Ghosh is the President of the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) since April 2018. A veteran of the technology industry who has worked many years for Intel and Cisco at very key positions. She is the fifth president of NASSCOM currently and the first women at the helm. As President of NASSCOM, Debjani is responsible for establishing new growth areas for the technology industry in India and works with governments and industry stakeholders to establish policies and initiatives that help accelerate the growth of the sector in India and across the world.

Nidhi Hola

Country Marketing Director, Dell Technologies 

Nidhi is an industry veteran with over two decades of rich industry experience in strategy and marketing. She is a graduate in Mathematics from Jesus and Mary College, Nidhi is focused on delivering business results with the right blend of creativity & data. She has a strong track record in building the business with her marketing expertise. She brings the ideal mix of creative thinking and deep industry knowledge to Dell Technologies.

Chandrika Jain

India Marketing Director, Lenovo 

She is responsible for the overall corporate Lenovo brand in India, including areas such as innovation, workplace, and ESG (environment, social, and governance). Chandrika has more than 22 years of experience in multiple sectors, and currently manages Lenovo’s Worldwide Marketing Hub in India. Chandrika has worked with Lenovo in various marketing roles for more than a decade. Previously in her roles at various advertising agencies, she worked for technology clients such as Dell, as well as clients in the consumer sector like Himalaya, Carbon (diamond jewelry), and Unilever. 

Seema Bhatnagar

Regional Business Director (South Asia) and Country General Manager (India), Nexstgo Company Ltd. 

Seema Bhatnagar is one of the industry’s renowned Sales & marketing professional currently. She is the Country General Manager-India at Nexstgo Company Ltd. which is the one of the strongest market player in the laptop segment.  She has over 25 years of valuable experience in the field of Channel Sales, Enterprise sales, Retail Operations, Marketing, Business Operations, and product management. Seema Bhatnagar has expertise in setting up new business operations for multinationals & startups in India & SAARC countries. Before joining Nexstgo, Seema Bhatnagar worked in some leading companies Unita Network, TPV Technology Ltd., and Sony. She has MBA degree in business management.

Nidhi Raj

National Channel Marketing Manager, Tata Tele Business Services 

Nidhi Raj is the National Channel Marketing Manager at Tata Tele Business Services. She is responsible for steering the company’s growth by formulating effective marketing strategies. She has more than 15 years of industry experience which helps her to explore and drive new opportunities for the organisation. Nidhi joined Tata Tele Business Services in year 2020 and her expertise in marketing is helping TTBS to achieve its defined goals.

Chandana Gupta

Director-Sales, VRP Telematics Pvt Ltd 

Chandana Gupta has 28+ years of experience in IT industry as National Business Leader, with core expertise in Retail, Distribution, Channel Development & Management, Strategy Planning and Execution. In her earlier roles, she was with Lenovo in multiple roles in Consumer, SMB and Education business. She was heading the Consumer PC Channel for Acer India & Bangladesh as Associate Director-Sales.  Currently is heading the GT business in VRP Telematics Pvt LTD which is one of the growing T1 in India as Director- Sales

Jayanthi Sethuraman

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Country Manager Office, Western Digital India 

Jayanthi Sethuraman is a proven marketing leader with extensive experience in strategy, brand stewardship, public relations, demand generation and customer experience. She has 20+ years of experience across tech majors including IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Tally Solutions and PSI Data Systems and is currently associated with Western Digital, India. Her experience in marketing spans IT Infrastructure, Services, Solutions, Software, the Healthcare Industry and Startups. 

Kamini Talwar

Director, Iris Global 

A product and technology savvy sales professional, Mrs. Kamini Talwar is a multi-faceted personality with strong relationship and networking skills. With over 30 years of IT industry experience, Ms. Kamini Talwar is a well-known face in the Indian IT landscape. Her command over various IT & related products, is seen as a major value addition to not only Iris operations but also to all the partners and end-users.

Meenu Jain

Country Manager, Cooler Master India 

Meenu Jain is the Country Manager for CoolerMaster India. She started off with the organisation as Regional Manager, West India and then gradually escalated to the Country Manager Position. With as wide experience of more than 13 years in the sales and marketing domain in IT industry, Meenu has time and again proved her mantle. From the time she has been heading, CM India has continuously seen an upward graph. She hold a Masters in Business Administration from Symbiosis University and Master in Science from University of Rajasthan.

Kumud Srinivasan

Vice President & GM, Manufacturing & Operations Automation Systems & Analytics, Intel Corporation 

Kumud Srinivasan is vice president and general manager of Manufacturing-&-Operations Automation. In this capacity, she is responsible for the automation and analytics of Intel’s global logic and memory factories. Kumud Srinivasan has over 33 years of experience in leadership roles working in a global environment with focus on digital transformations.

Aruna Jayanthi

Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Latin America Business Unit, Capgemini 

Aruna Jayanthi is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Latin America Business Unit, Capgemini. She is also a Member of the Group Executive Committee. Prior to this, Aruna was Head of Capgemini’s Business Services, a global strategic business unit of over 26,000 people that delivers enhanced operational agility and accelerated transformation of business processes to reimagine its clients’ operations for the digital age.

Suchita Vishnoi

Senior Director - Strategy, Digital Business & Technology, Cognizant

Suchita has 20 years of record achievement targeting niche B2B audiences for IT products & services using conventional & new age marketing tools & media. She is an experienced & dynamic marketing professional, with a passion for technology, exceptional communication skills & understands the benefits of running integrated marketing campaigns to move customers through the buyer’s journey.

Rekha M. Menon

Chairperson and Senior Managing Director, Accenture, India 

Rekha M. Menon is the Chairperson and Senior Managing Director at Accenture in India. She is a leading industry voice on advanced technology led innovation and socio-economic progress. Rekha is the vice-chairman of NASSCOM, a member of the National Council of CII, co-chair of CII’s Indian Women Network, and USIBC’s India Advisory Council.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Chairperson, HCL Technologies 

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Chairperson of HCL Technologies, and is also the CEO of HCL Corporation. She is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the organization. Roshni holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, she was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

Inderpreet Sawhney

Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Infosys 

Inderpreet is the Group General Counsel & the Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys. In this role she leads the legal and compliance function of the Company. Inderpreet is a seasoned international professional with over 25 years of experience, including as a General Counsel of a large IT Service company, and as Managing Partner of a mid-sized law firm in Silicon Valley where her mandate included counsel on complex international transactions. Inderpreet has a BA (Hons.) and LL.B degree from Delhi University and an LL.M from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

Daisy Chittilapilly

President, Cisco India and SAARC 

Daisy Chittilapilly is President of Cisco's India and SAARC theatre. As President, Daisy is responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership experience at Cisco, Daisy has a proven track record of transforming operations and cultures to drive growth at scale. Daisy is a BTech (College of Engineering, Trivandrum) and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur).

Roshni Das

General Manager and Sr. Marketing Director, APJ Regional Marketing, Intel Corporation

Roshni Das has over 20 years of cross-functional marketing experience across all facets of brand management and marketing. Her skillsets include business strategy and planning, Audience insights, development of innovative marketing campaigns, integrated go to market strategies, media planning and advertising, agency management, managing a large number of stakeholders with a focus on business impact. She is responsible for developing the brand strategy for intel. She holds an MBA degree in marketing and information technology.

Deepa Madhavan

Sr. Director, Data Privacy, Product & Engineering, PayPal 

Deepa has a rich career of close to two decades with an impressive track record in effectively leading large product and engineering teams in the regulatory data and datawarehousing space. Her thought leadership, strategic thinking and innovation has made her known as a results oriented leader while remaining people centric. Deepa is mentor to many women in the industry and within the company. She is a role model for effectively managing a challenging career and growing it successfully.

Aarathi Subramanian

Group Chief Digital Officer, Tata Sons Limited

Ms Aarthi Subramanian is the Group Chief Digital Officer at Tata Sons Limited reporting to the Group Executive Chairman. A professional with over 28 years of experience in the global technology sector, Ms Subramanian started her career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada. She holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (India) and a Masters degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas (USA).

Sindhu Gangadharan

SVP and Managing Director, SAP Labs India 

Sindhu Gangadharan is SVP and Managing Director of SAP Labs in India, responsible for SAP’s Research & Development facilities in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. She has been instrumental in bringing to life SAP’s vision and strategy of the Intelligent Enterprise by orchestrating the end-to-end process delivery roadmaps to rapidly transform data into valuable insights for customers.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairman & CEO, Salesforce India 

Arundhati Bhattacharya has more than 40 years of rich experience in India's financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national & international locations. During her 4 years tenure as the first-ever woman Chair of State Bank of India, she has stamped her imprint on the financial world not just in India but globally as well. Ms. Bhattacharya is a postgraduate degree holder in English. She is also an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.

Devita Saraf

Chairman and CEO, Vu Televisions 

Devita Saraf is the founder, chairman and CEO of Vu Televisions, a $150 million (revenue) luxury television brand. She founded the company at the age of 24 after completing her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She has also studied management of technology at the University of California, Berkeley and game theory and strategic thinking at the London School of Economics.

Riju Vashisht

Chief Transformation Officer, Genpact 

Riju Vashisht is leader of the Global Transformation Services business at Genpact. In this role, Riju is responsible for driving strategic development and delivery of integrated transformation, digital, and analytics solutions for clients in all industries. She also is responsible for delivering to clients the benefits of Genpact’s consulting and advisory expertise. Riju earned a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. 

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