From unpaid intern to executive leadership
I came to this country with two suit cases to join my husband who was a student at MIT. I had no job and no one wanted to take a chance on a young, unknown entity – despite my solid background in advertising and knowledge of American history and culture.
With perseverance and determination, I eventually joined the tech industry and had the privilege of working at global companies, with brilliant entrepreneurs and business leaders. Soon, I was enamored with technology, and with hard work and a bit of strategy, I earned a seat at the table.
Finding my niche
My passion is humanizing technology brands and elevating companies to new heights. I enjoy being part of a team that’s driving business transformation, re-positioning the company or preparing to raise funds. I enjoy partnering with executives who are change agents within companies and effectively utilizing a tried-and-true strategy to support their business goals.
Reverence to entrepreneurship
Throughout my career, I am constantly in awe of entrepreneurs for putting everything on the line to build a business around an idea. Finally, I took the plunge and started Brand and Buzz Marketing to help small and mid-sized companies become market and innovation leaders and to expand – quickly and cost effectively. Think of us ‘the McKinsey for small businesses’. We help companies become market leaders – even without a multi-million dollar marketing budget.
Advocating for women in tech and future innovators
I am also passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and students as well as an advocate of gender inclusivity. I have had the privilege of creating initiatives that help women business owners and women in the tech industry by amplifying their voices and spotlighting their accomplishments – which in turn helps grow their business. I have also designed STEM programs for schools and companies to nurture and empower future innovators.
Overall, I am grateful to my family, peers and mentors for their support, without which I would not be where I am today.
I have had the privilege of sharing my insights on a variety of topics, including tech trends, future of work, why founders (especially women) should be the face of the company, humanizing technology and more. Here are some pictures of me sharing the stage with entrepreneurs and experts.