Neeraja is a consultant with “Aspire For Her”, where she mentors women aspiring to grow in their careers. She also conducts various training programs on leadership and behaviours. She switched her career to work in the space of gender diversity after a successful career in the Information Technology industry managing large teams, delivery of IT projects, Operational excellence and customer delight for large banking captives for 25 years.
Prior to Aspire For her, she served as the Director – Relationships at National Education Society of Karnataka. Her focus in that role was to work closely with the industry veterans to build the industry academia connect to ensure the curriculum of the institutions was relevant to the current and future industry needs. She has also headed the JobsForHer Foundation, which was setup to bridge the gender gaps in India, for a period of 18 months. In that role, she built a unique brand, numerous partnerships and a large community of women who experienced a variety of learning interventions through workshops, conferences, trainings and hands on projects.
She has been invited by various prestigious forums like Lean in, IEEE, PMI, TIE across the globe to deliver talks on a variety of topics. “Networking for Results” and “How to tell your Story” are two of her signature programmes. She is currently writing her first book titled “You Have Arrived: no glass ceilings, no broken rungs, no glass cliffs” which she believes will be a large influence on the readers especially to young girls and women in terms of navigating their life and career successfully. She has won multiple awards, most recent being the JobsForHer HerRising award in the “Women in Impact” category. She has also been featured as one of the 40 women who have traversed their life journeys from ordinary to extraordinary in the book Magical 40 @ 40.