Tell us about your work at Accenture.
I’m a digital delivery manager for a distributed agile project for the Advanced Technology Center in India which keeps me always on my toes. The role requires me to multitask as I lead my team—my responsibilities go beyond delivering the project and include building client relationships, planning future releases and leading architecture meetings. I also lead digital innovation and automation program for my account and contribute to sales and growth.
What does your typical workday look like?
A typical day for me starts with an early morning yoga session, followed by catching up on the news while having a strong cup of tea. I focus on news about government policies and the global economy, which helps me connect with my client and stay relevant. Once I catch up on the news, I move on to reading my e-mails, updating my “to-do” list and preparing for my morning meetings. My day usually varies with my priorities—I create briefing decks for senior leadership, schedule meetings with various stakeholders, run assessments to gauge how ready our agile delivery teams are for upcoming changes, etc. Each day comes with its own challenges! As a working mother, I am a multitasker, changing different hats throughout the day.
What is the one thing you like about working at Accenture?
At Accenture, we are constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation in a fast-changing technology landscape, where being agile and relevant is key. Our differentiated innovation architecture ensures that we co-innovate with our clients at speed and at scale, which I enjoy because I’m passionate about innovation. I also enjoy working here due to Accenture’s strong focus on diversity—we have a genuinely women-friendly working environment.
Tell us about what you like to do outside office.
Knowing that I’m achieving great results at the office encourages me to follow my passions during my leisure time—which creates a good work-life balance and helps me keep a positive outlook in all my endeavors. I advocate recharging during one’s downtime. On that note, I have truly adopted the “agile” mindset. I recharge my batteries by spending time with family and friends on spontaneous outings during the weekends. My typical weekend agenda also includes learning something new, such as a new recipe or a new technology. I also enjoy “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) activities with my kids.
What advice would you give to students who are looking to start their career?
I believe in the adage: “It takes work to make it work.” There is no mantra to success—you have to earn it your way. If you want to become a successful technology professional, you need to learn cutting-edge digital technologies, implement your ideas and take risks in your career.
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