At upGrad, we are in the business of transforming lives. Of course, any transformation is consensual, and we are glad that we have the consent of our learners to bring about the change that will speed up the road to the future.
This is the story of a woman born into a middle-class, conservative family. She who once dreaded the distance to school has now bridged it between herself and the knowledge she desires. How did she do it? Let’s hear it from the AVP of a leading analytics firm, Ugam Solutions’ Sonia Rajendran.
Born to a conservative family, a career tad shy of two decades, the various role-plays, choosing the battles
You choose your battles when you have options. I didn’t have any. Most women from middle-class families take on the responsibilities as scheduled by their families. I was no exception.
So, right from my childhood, when the length of the road was longer to the permission of travel, I had to fight it. I had to fight during my pregnancy and prioritise Six Sigma black belt over a maternity belt. I had to fight many knowledge gaps in various professional roles ranging from a software engineer to quality lead, project manager, performance manager, client service lead, and service line head.
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