[Women in Tech] Building an inclusive and adaptive workplace is critical to attract and retain women in tech roles, says Ushasri Tirumala of
Ushasri Tirumala says she may have been the only woman to graduate in engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, more than 30 years ago.
“Years later, I am proud to see the number of women engineers from the same college now,” she says.
When Ushasri started her career, it was the early days of the IT industry in India. Completing some proficiency courses in operating systems from IISc Bangalore early in her career also helped her better understand the technology landscape. She also helped set up the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) that has incubated several technology practices, relevant even today.
Ushasri Tirumala is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Manhattan Associates in India and is responsible for Manhattan Associates’ strategic direction, growth and development in India.
Her career focus areas have been technology management, strategy, and enterprise applications and her expertise include building high performance teams, strategic alliances, and product development. Usha, a recognized thought leader in the industry, was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Year in 2011 by the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), a premier institution in India in the field of materials and supply chain management.
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