Meet Rajee Padmanabhan: Senior Manager, Software Development & Engineering at Comcast Freewheel!

What do you love most about your job?

I am an engineer at heart. At Comcast Freewheel, problem solving and finding solutions are at the heart of what I do on a daily basis as part of a team working on the ingest, processing, and distribution of creative content. Each day is a learning experience, exploring new technology and applying it in the advertising domain. I am grateful to work in an org where the leadership has facilitated an empowered environment, wherein I feel my voice matters and is heard.

How have other women helped shape your career?

My mother, who was a math teacher, quit work after marriage and children. But she started tutoring later in her life, making a real difference in students’ lives and having a rewarding second stint at her career. Her curiosity and intellectual engagement are constant inspirations to be a continuous learner in my career. My classmates and fellow alumna from my undergrad school, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, have been a thoughtful cohort who act as a sounding board for career-related decisions.

Outside of work, what’s something you’re passionate about?

Indian classical music has been an abiding passion. Love writing and road trips. Encouraging/mentoring girls in technology is a cause I deeply care about.

What do you value most about your WICT membership?

WICT provides a way to engage with, learn from, and be inspired by a community of women who have walked the walk and generously share their knowledge about the industry domain I work in.