Meet Kandakatla Kalyani, a TechBee turned Software Engineer from Hyderabad, India. This young professional has had great success in her early career and is all prepped to take her career to the next level. Check out her STEM story in this edition of She the Future:
“Growing up, I saw many of my relatives take up careers in STEM and find success. This inspired me to bet on myself and take up a career in technology. This decision opened a wide array of opportunities for me. What I loved most about it is that it gave me multiple career paths and the flexibility to choose which one I want to take and when.
When I joined HCLTech, I was lucky enough to find a mentor, an inspiration, in Ashlesha Divekar. She helped me improve my soft skills and motivated me to keep working towards my goals.
I’ve also been heavily inspired by the multi-faceted Sudha Murthy. She is an engineer cum author cum social worker who knows the art of simplicity — something that I wish to emulate someday.
My advice to girls looking to join the STEM sciences would be to give your best when it comes to academics and focus on improving your soft skills. Good communication skills can improve efficiency and help you get along with your co-workers. It helps you to advance and gain the recognition that you rightfully deserve.”
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