Navita Sharma

Associate Director, Accenture Technology

Pune, India


"For Navita, a Salesforce expert and returning alumni, what distinguishes Accenture as an organization is the number of opportunities available for growth, exposure to diverse clients, recognition, and rock-solid support."

How I put change in motion

Armed with an academic background in computer applications and programming, I got into project management roles for the first decade of my career. In 2015, I joined Accenture as a Salesforce Technology Architect Manager and that’s when my career took a turn for the better. I must mention here that few people, and even fewer women, opt for hardcore technology roles in IT. But if you are passionate about technology, there can be no better place than Accenture to nurture it.

In my early days at Accenture, I remember the appreciation and accolades I received from senior colleagues for a presentation I made. This boosted my confidence levels tremendously. I went on to become the first Salesforce Application and System Architect Certified person in the India Salesforce Practice. I have since received extensive Salesforce training and multiple certifications in cloud and mobile technologies, platform development and designing skills.

Being an architect gives one a lot more exposure to clients and a diverse range of challenges. Over the years, I have worked on designing complex products on the Salesforce platform to improve operational efficiencies. Whether it is a self-serviced credit card or an agent digitally processing loans, it gives me immense satisfaction to see how our digital tools make life easier for our clients. 

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A day in my life

For technology buffs like me it is important to be clued in on the latest technologies. At Accenture, learning never ends. This helps us provide best in class solutions to business problems. The exposure we get across industries, the client value system we imbibe and the flexibility of working across the world along with the benefits of belonging to a global brand, are what make Accenture very special

Over here, hard work is always recognized and rewarded. And this comes in many forms – a new challenging project, a recommendation by mentors and bosses, training opportunities and promotions, among others. In my current tenure, I’ve been promoted twice in just over two years.

Although I quit Accenture in 2018 when my family shifted to Paris, I continued to be in touch through the alumni network. It took me a year to overcome the language barrier after which I reached out to Accenture in Paris and the support I received was very heartening. I was soon brought on board. The One Accenture culture truly helped me ease back in and it was comforting to work in a familiar organization where people knew my work and me. Unfortunately, Covid cut short our stay in Paris and we had to head back home. During a period when job losses were the norm, Accenture stood by me! When I reached out to my managers they responded immediately and helped me with all the paperwork required to facilitate my relocation to India. This sense of being taken care of is unique!

In my spare time, I love watching movies with my children. Our interests range from animation, fantasy to comedies and mysteries I also use programing to develop games from scratch with my child. Painting, along with an occasional game of badminton with the family, helps me unwind.

"The exposure we get across industries, the client value system we imbibe and the flexibility of working across the world along with the benefits of belonging to a global brand, are what make Accenture very special."

My advice

Apart from having a passion for technology, it is important to constantly upskill. If you have a problem-solving attitude and are a good communicator, your skills will be in high demand and opportunities aplenty. It is also It is important to keep abreast of industry-best practices.

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