Head of Internal Communications, Tech Mahindra
What were you doing before joining Mahindra?
I started my career with the Times Group where I spearheaded their unique educational initiative—Newspaper in Education in Pune. A novel idea, it involved marketing the concept of newspapers as a tool to educationists in the city. I spent nine years with the Group including a few with their FM channel.
Why did you decide to join Mahindra?
“Find out what you like doing best and find someone to pay you for doing it,” goes the saying. I was fortunate enough to live it. Twice. After having spent nine years with the Times group in Pune and Bangalore, when I relocated to Pune, I wanted to change industries. Tech Mahindra was a rising star on the IT horizon and combined with the Mahindra pedigree, it was a job to vie for and an easy choice to make among the options I had then. Ten years later, I am glad I made the decision I did.
What are you working on currently?
I head internal communications at Tech Mahindra. I firmly believe communication is about connecting with your audience and we enable and encourage this connect through the plethora of communication mediums that we have at TechM including a professional networking site, an online newsletter that gets updated by the hour, and an active suggestion forum amongst others.
How do you find Mahindra as an employer?
I have definitely had an extremely positive journey at Tech Mahindra. Despite the nomadic lifestyle that caused me to relocate every two years for my husband’s Army post, I continued to be a part of Tech Mahindra for 10 years and have now worked in the North, East, South and Western offices of the company (and non offices! Pune, Jorhat, Bangalore, and now Delhi). The fact that the company encouraged me to work from a place as remote as Jorhat in Assam for two years speaks volumes for the enabling and progressive work culture at the Group.