International Women’s Day 2015 – Informatica’s Female Leadership (Part 4)

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.

Informatica’s Female Leadership – Sangeetha Phalgunan, Country Manager – Sales India

Sangeetha Phalgunan

Job title:
Country Manager – Sales India

Leadership style:
Oftentimes I am the only woman in a leadership position. It can be challenging, as there’s not many other women to connect with, but it also presents a great opportunity to stand out. Being empathetic has allowed me to build relationships easily, which makes my team feel comfortable to reach out with questions or concerns.

Advice for other women:

  • Be assertive, not aggressive
  • Learn to let go
  • Enjoy your job and when you stop having fun – quit!
  • Be brave to take on new roles and challenges. There is nothing stopping you but your fears!

Thoughts about Informatica’s culture:
We need more women leaders! It’s fun to be in chaos and add unique value to a company.



  • Ananda Pradhan

    Exactly……Great advice

  • Khushboo

    I agree