International Women’s Day 2015 – Informatica’s Female Leadership (Part 2)

In honor of International Women’s Day 2015, Informatica is celebrating female leadership in a blog series. Every day this week, we will showcase a new female leader at Informatica, who will share their perspective on what it’s like to be a woman in the tech industry.

Geetha Gopalakrishnan, Senior Director, Global Customer Support
Informatica’s Female Leadership – Geetha Gopalakrishnan, Senior Director, Global Customer Support

Geetha Gopalakrishnan

Job title:
Senior Director, Global Customer Support

Leadership style:
Women bring a different perspective and skills that are essential to a company’s success. Women leaders are looked up as role models for other women starting their career, which attracts a diverse workforce.

Make sure to find balance in your work and home life so you are in a good position to “lean in” to your workplace, as Sheryl Sandberg wrote in her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Advice for other women:
My advice to other women is to do your best and be bold.  I think it’s important to make compromises to ensure a good work-life balance. Be abreast of what is happening around your industry to stay up-to-date with trends.

Thoughts about Informatica’s culture: 
Next month I will be completing 17 years at Informatica. My career here started off with a role in the support organization, where I served to help our customers. Then, I had an opportunity to switch roles to the Quality Assurance team, which I led, and became a Senior Manager for. Later, I got an opportunity to transition back into the support organization, which I am a now the Senior Director for. Most of my professional career has been here at Informatica. Over the years, my colleagues and managers have been very supportive in helping me to attain the right work-life balance. My family also feels like they are part of the Informatica family.