It is business as usual at the Mahindra office in Mumbai. The Brand Manager sitting at her desk, right at the center of all the hustle-bustle, is sending out emails and making calls to various agencies. Looking at her today, it is difficult to imagine that this is the same fresh out-of-college girl who had joined Mahindra five years back. Recollecting her journey that has been full of learnings, Prarthna Shetty (Brand Manager, Auto Division) shares with Echo why she believes Mahindra has helped her evolve, grow and transform.
Within a year of joining, the Management Trainee took over as the Area Sales Manager looking after five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Though working ‘on-field’ came with its own set of challenges, she was happy to break the stereotypes which are normally associated with female Area Managers. Prarthna found the experience ‘gratifying’ and gets nostalgic, as she recalls her journey of grooming the dealer manpower into managerial roles, interacting with customers right through their purchase decision, and the satisfaction of the delightful delivery experience.
Transitioning to an Executive Assistant under the Vice President (National Sales), M&M, Prarthna got the opportunity and freedom to grow and learn from several verticals such as HR, Marketing, Accounts, Sales Planning, Process Adherence, and Business Excellence.