A woman of honesty, boldness and self belief.

by | Aug 26, 2015 | Woman of Influence | 2 comments

\"\"GAYATHRI RAMAMURTHY Talent – COE, Leadership Development and D&I Head – India, Capgemini.

Gayathri has an uncompromising belief in “self” and every woman like her who needs to make decisions and life choices that have enormous impact not just on self but also family, network and community.

A career for Gayathri, personally, is extremely vital to add value to self and for people she interacts with. She believes individuality and self-esteem are built through the varied roles we play in life and each role enhances self-worth.

She began her career in academia as a lecturer in a top ranked women’s college in Chennai, but a deep felt need to be able to apply many of the theories established by management gurus led her to venture into a full blown corporate career.

After the birth of her second child, Gayathri resumed work as a quality consultant and worked with many corporate houses to establish and train employees on process discipline. Her list of corporates includes many like Essar, TVS, Bajaj, Areva, Murgappa, Taj, Polaris BPO, etc. Training was a key intervention to ensure change endured, and her passion for OD and change management developed here.

Though her academic specialization was in finance, Gayathri’s affinity for working with people and engaging in skills development inspired her to work in HR. She opted to work exclusively for Capgemini in 2009 and stepped into the only HR function that she had absolutely no experience with – Recruitment. She created the senior hiring process in talent acquisition, built a team and expanded coverage to all BU’s. This was 24/7 work involving intense travel across all locations where they had a presence.

“Hard work, honesty, boldness and self -belief are essential to be able to go through

work-life situations “gracefully.”

Exhilarating though it was, her yearning to be in the developmental space led her into an unchartered territory again. In 2012, Capgemini leadership placed their faith in her abilities, and assigned her to lead the Centre of Excellence for leadership Development. This was closely followed with driving the Diversity & Inclusion initiative in India. So is consistently raising the bar with one’s performance and taking on challenging roles. A self -driven individual who believes that working with her team and fraternity and learning from them is an essential part of her work well-being, Gayathri is on her way to much deserved success inspiring many women along

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