The most challenging, yet colorful and exciting part, is working on multifaceted programs with cross-functional/co-dependent teams. It’s challenging to attain alignment when there are so many teams involved but it’s a great personal growth opportunity in the sense of learning to map out a program plan while factoring in all the intermediary steps.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Nidhi: From an early age, my mom and grandma encouraged my sister and I to be independent, which I think really influenced my self-sufficient outlook as an adult. Almost every woman I know is juggling a career, household and life and so I’m constantly inspired by the women around me (girlfriends, co-workers, and female managers) who are kicking butt at making their mark in the world.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Nidhi: THIS IS US! No explanation needed…
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Nidhi: In the last 13 months, I have traveled to 7 different countries: Netherlands, Dubai, Oman, Tanzania, India, England, and Italy! I love immersing myself in another country and getting lost in the culture, language and lifestyle differences. I find it humbling, grounding and always come back with a different perspective.
What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Nidhi: For the past two years, I have served as the Project Manager for Tech It Out Conferences at the Villanova University and as a Communications Chair for Philly Gives Back. Each role has helped me grow as a project/program manager as my roles have evolved. Tech It Out has been particularly near and dear to my heart because it combines my passion for technology and event planning into one. Organizing the 2017 conference on the Internet of Things was so exhilarating as it was such a relevant hot topic that intrigued not only women, but many men to come out to our conference!
Why do you think WICT is important?