Some Book titles for you from my reading collection of 2019

Here are some books I read and enjoyed in 2019. I am compiling this list for those who are looking for any of these kinds of books. Will love to get your recommendations as well (Please comment). I read many of them in audio book form (some in both paper book and audio!) during my…

Notes from Talk by Madam Secretary Albright @VMware

These are notes from a very memorable event at VMware in Sep 2018. Even though I am not a follower of political issues, it was such an honor and privilege to have Madam Secretary Albright visit VMware as a speaker for VMware Speaker Series. The room full of people was spellbound, laughing and inspired by…

Notes from the WT2 (Women Transforming Technology) 2019

I look forward to such conferences. They are a wonderful way to take some time away from work pressures and think holistically about our environment and the issues that need to be addressed. A big thanks to VMware especially to Arti Sharma, Mimi Finkel Schulz Marla Beatie Amber Boyle Ray Parr Alexa Tambellini Betsy Sutter Deanna Kosaraju and all the…

A Tribute to my Papa and my Dad

A lot of people influence our lives. Our parents are some of our biggest influencers. So, on Father’s day today, I want to talk about two people who have greatly molded and influenced my life. I have seen that we usually remember all the good things about people after they are gone. I want to tell…

Notes from Women Transforming Technology (WT2) 2018

Attending conferences, workshops gives you a pause in the middle of your work, helps you develop soft skills, make connections and listen to a variety of ideas that you would not have thought of – and get inspired ! Women Transforming Technology was founded by VMware and it is in it’s 3rd year.  It strives to…

My birth and when everyone thought I had died…

In my Dad’s words, “Your mother started making “halla” (commotion) at 9 in the morning. Since it was too early to arrange the car, I had to take your mom in a rickshaw to the hospital. And then you were was born at 9:45 am. (well that explains the halla :)). Your grandma was at…

Notes from – The Power of Personal Brand by Mona Sabet

Few months ago, I had attended the WCW Development Workshop conducted by Mona Sabet to talk about “The Power of Personal Brand”. It was a good workshop and gave the participants something to think about. Here are some of my key takeaways: According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make 11 decisions…