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Her story podcast series

Incredible stories, straight from the heart 

A podcast series on the remarkable women within our Data and AI global practice

What has changed for women in business? The answer is – a lot. Women have distinguished themselves in businesses and in leadership. Every leader has a different story, but they all have one thing in common – at one point in their lives, they took a giant leap that changed their career like day and night. We asked our female colleagues for their perspectives on how the business landscape has evolved throughout their careers, their advice for Data and AI professionals to establish themselves as experts, and what motivates them to work in Data and AI.  

An experience shared is an experience lived

The Her Story podcast series brings you inspiring stories from some of the remarkable women at our Data and AI global practice. It aims to encourage you on your career journey to carve your own path by showing that challenges are real, and so are opportunities!  Each of these real stories feature wins and challenges, intense moments, and displays of vulnerabilities that encourage you to take the plunge. They illustrate how diverse teams lead to a more inclusive tech design, drive fairness in AI systems, and reduce algorithmic biases. Their insights reinforce our will to progress and to demonstrate key skills to be a successful leader. 

Episode 0 – Introductions 

Episode 1 – “Absolutely nobody knows everything, and it’s actually a strength to be asking for help” – Liz, Executive Advisor, Capgemini UK

In this episode, Liz takes our listeners through her exciting career, shares a slice-of-life perspective on Data and AI, and talks about the dynamic world of data changing at a fast pace and how to keep up with it. 

Liz is an Executive Advisor at Capgemini UK, helps organizations revolutionize how they manage their data and lead their large-scale change management data initiative, joins Jennifer, Director, Capgemini North America, for the first episode of Her Story podcast series. 

Episode 2 – The power that comes with being yourself at work with Erika Osborn, Solution Architect, Capgemini Australia

In the second episode of Her Story podcast series, Erika, Solution Architect, Capgemini Australia, joins Breanna, Head of Change & Culture, Capgemini Australia.   

Erika is passionate about problem-solving and coding and loves the challenges that come her way as a part of her job. While grabbing every chance to get hands-on experience and discovering ways to contribute outside her regular skillset, Erika has made a transition in her career from being a Mechatronics undergrad to a Solution Architect.  

Episode 3 – Growth mindset, perseverance and learning from failures- three rules to navigate any challenge. | Wenjuan Chen, Data Scientist, Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia

In the third episode of Her Story podcast series, Wenjuan, Data Scientist, Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia, joins Jennifer, Director, Insights & Data, Capgemini North America. 

From a TV reporter to a data scientist while accomplishing Ph.D. in Ecosystem Science and Management, and learning to code, Wenjuan’s journey highlights the power of having a growth mindset. Tune in to be inspired.

Episode 4 – The power of perspective: transforming hurdles to growth with Sangeeta Ron, Senior Director, Financial Services, Insights & Data, Capgemini US

The latest episode of Her Story podcast series features Sangeeta, Senior Director, Financial Services, Insights & Data, Capgemini US, taking us into the world of consulting and leadership through her journey. With two double master’s degrees from top universities, she is a firm believer in the power of focusing on one’s strengths. Sangeeta’s story is a perfect example that no dream is too big to be achieved.

If you are looking to improve your leadership skills and achieve personal growth, tune in to the fourth episode of Her Story podcast to gain valuable insights and inspiration. Tune in now.

Episode 5 – Overcoming challenges: A resilient journey from a near-fatal accident to building a business to being a Data & AI leader | Melanie Brown, Vice President, Insights & Data, Capgemini NA

In this week’s episode, we are excited to share the story of Melanie, Vice President, I&D, NA, with our host – Jennifer, Director I&D, NA.

Melanie is a military veteran who has overcome all odds to fulfill her dreams and achieve her goals. Join us as we delve into the life of this remarkable leader. Tune in now.

Episode 6 – Willingness to adapt and not get intimidated by the new: two golden rules for success | Sarina Ravindran, Engagement Manager, Insights & Data, Capgemini India

In the latest episode of Her Story, we introduce you to Sarina, Engagement Manager at Capgemini India. She inspires us with her remarkable journey to becoming a Data and AI expert. During the fascinating conversation with our host Jenifer Okimoto, Director, I&D NA, Sarina emphasizes the importance of keeping an open mind, learning new skills, and staying flexible in a fast-paced industry. Tune in now.

Episode 7 – Stepping outside your comfort zone can be daunting but it can also be the key to unlocking your full potential | Parinaz Mohsenpour, Senior Manager, Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia 

In the most recent episode, Parinaz, Senior Manager, Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia, shares her experiences and insights on the importance of conquering self-doubts and stepping out of comfort zone. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader and be inspired. Tune in now.

Episode 8 – “Don’t always trust what other people say about you because they don’t know you as much as you know yourself” | Shabina Bibi, Head of Operations, Insights & Data, Capgemini Denmark

Driven by her belief that education is the key to opening doors and creating opportunities, Shabina Bibi, Head of Operations, Insights & Data, Capgemini Denmark, pursued a master’s degree in business management and later became an SAP consultant. Shabina’s commitment to lifelong learning and passion for education has shaped her career. Listen to the full episode for an inspiring conversation, as our host Jennifer Okimoto is joined by Shabina Bibi. Tune in now. 

Episode 9 – Discovering your strengths: a journey of self-exploration and finding the path | Daniela Rittmeier, Head of Data & AI Center for Excellence, Insights & Data, Capgemini Germany

The latest episode brings the story of Daniela Rittmeier, Head of Data & AI Center of Excellence, I&D Germany, a trailblazer and an industry expert who made her mark in Data and AI. Undeterred and unstoppable, she seized every opportunity to pivot her career and explore new avenues. Tune in now to listen to the complete story.

Episode 10 – Creating high-performing teams and contributing back to the society through Data and AI | Malliga Krishnan, Vice President & Head of Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia & New Zealand

This week, we invite you to embark on a captivating journey with, Malliga Krishnan, Vice President & Head of Insights & Data, Capgemini Australia & New Zealand. Inspired by her mother’s career as a risk consultant, Malliga shaped her professional goals from a young age. With over 20 years of experience, she is a fervent supporter of creating high-performing teams and contributing back to the society through Data and AI. Tune in to the full episode now.

Watch out for upcoming episodes

As a leading strategic partner to companies around the world, we are fully committed to fostering diversity of minds in Data and AI to prevent bias. These women are the proof of that. Tune in to the series to be a part of their journey, and follow their ups and downs and the thrill of roads less travelled. Discover how they successfully implement data-powered business transformations for our clients, and create value for our people, society, and the planet. 

Through their learnings, you can gain knowledge that could shape the next steps of your career!
 

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