Five women from the country’s top IT firms have made it to the list of 25 women leaders from across the globe, in a list compiled by the IT Services Report.
Aarthi Subramanian, Group Digital Officer at Tata Sons, and previously an Executive Director at TCS, stands third in the list, which holds Accenture CEO Julie Sweet and Managing Partner of Omnia AI and Growth Investments for Deloitte Canada Shelby Austin in the first and second places respectively.
Aarthi is also a non-executive board member at Tata Group. In her current role, she leads the firm’s digital initiatives and delivery governance. She joined TCS 30 years ago, and had worked at the company’s branches in the US, Canada, and Sweden as well.
Inderpreet Sawhney, Infosys Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, is ranked sixth. Her role entails ensuring the company’s regulatory compliance and upholding of its ethical standards.She is known for her focus on building gender diversity, with 50 percent of the team being women, including in leadership positions. Inderpreet has earlier worked with Wipro, and had an instrumental role in the company being recognised as a world leader in corporate ethics.
Eighth on the IT Services Report’s list is Roshni Nadar-Malhotra, the Chairperson of IT giant, HCL. In fact, she is the first woman chairperson of an IT service company in India, and succeeded her father in this role. She also chairs HCL’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and launched The Habitats Trust, a foundation dedicated to preserving India’s natural resources and wildlife, in 2018.
Riju Vashisht, Head of Genpact’s Transformation Services Business, who started as the HR and worked her way to the top, is at number 14. She was earlier the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the company’s consumer goods, retail, life sciences, and healthcare businesses.
Laura Langdon, Wipro’s Chief Marketing Officer is at No. 20. The global list also includes Nancy Mattenberger, Global Chief Customer Officer at Infor, and Carole Ferrand, CFO at Capgemini. All 25 women have been selected for their incredible contribution to the IT sector.
(Edited by Athira Nair)