"No Risk, No Gain"
Join us for a conversation with D.Sangeeta, Founder & CEO of GOTARA about how taking calculated risks in our careers will give us some insight into how we can bridge the gender inequality in our workplaces and bring our best to the table. Questions:
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I go by Sangeeta. I recently left the corporate world after more than two decades to launch my own tech-startup, “Gotara” providing career advice to women in STEM. I have always been very passionate about this topic while growing up in Aviation, Energy, and Tech industries. At Gotara, we provide 24/7 personalized career advice based on the latest research and insights from influential STEM leaders so we can close the gender gap and give women in STEM an unfair advantage.
I was Vice President of Connections at Amazon, where I was responsible for Research, Technology, Product, and Business Deployment serving all Amazon associates daily where we identified obstacles that got in the way of customer delivery, like the organization or the process or innovation to address. I have had the privilege to start an organization from scratch and turn around underperforming organizations at Nielsen and GE. My work experience spanned across Technology, Retail, Market Research, Aviation, Energy, Plastics, Automotive, and Electronics, in the field of Data Science, Marketing, Diversity, Engineering, Research & Development, Operations, Risk Management, and Quality.
Prior to Amazon, I was at Nielsen for over 9 years in various roles spanning from Chief Business Process Improvement (BPI) Officer to Global Data Science Leader, to Chief Diversity Officer, to Global Client Operations leader across 106 countries. Before joining Nielsen, I was at GE Aviation, in various roles from Risk Manager to Integration Leader of an acquisition to General Manager, Quality to Senior Research Scientist at GE Corporate R&D.
I completed my Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and M.S. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I authored two books (sold on Amazon.com) and have 26 patents to my name. I was recognized through the Nielsen CEO award, the National Women of Color Technology Award, and the GE Latimer Innovation Award. I have a daughter who works in NYC and a husband who is a founder and CEO of Gensuite. We love to travel globally and play golf whenever we get a chance.