Monika Muddamshetty

Women leader, Director at IGT, DEI Evangilist, Chairperson ICT at IGT for POSH

Session Topic:

Women - How to Recognize and Change behaviors that are holding you back from success?

With the people interactions, personal experiences, and learnings over the years, I have seen that often women tend to face some specific and different roadblocks from men, especially in the workplace.

As the topic of women and leadership is quite close to my heart, I want to share these valuable insights with others, hoping to help recognize behaviors and habits that are getting in the way of success and proven ways to overcome them.

Thereby aiding women in their quest to advance by building more satisfying and rewarding careers, and inspiring positive behavioral change among those around them.  

Key takeaways from the session:

- Tools and behaviors necessary to elevate career and gain new positions as a leader
- Handle and manage the stereotypes around women in leadership positions
- Manage negativity and bias by replacing them with positive perceptions
- Better understanding of challenges faced by women while moving into leadership positions.


This session will greatly help people who haven't realized this yet or realized but struggling to overcome it, either themselves or others in their circle - namely, Professional Women, Leaders, Bosses, Managers, HR Execs, Executive management

About speaker:

Monika is a seasoned leader in the Delivery and Agile space, dealing with People and Processes to deliver Improved Outcomes across Projects, Programs, and Portfolios, along with Driving Transformation, Process automation, and re-engineering initiatives. In her current role, she currently heads the Agile Centre of Excellence (CoE) driving the journey to Agile Ways of working.

She has served as Director on the Board of PMIPCC (Project Management Institute Pearl City Hyderabad Chapter) for approx. 5 years, and currently volunteers with the PMI South Asia Champions program and other activities across the region to give back to the PM community.

She also serves as the Chairperson, of ICT at IGT India (Internal Committee POSH at Work as per The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013).

Monika is an engineer by education, with various professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM®), SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), Lean Six Sigma - Green belt amongst others.

She started her career as a Graduate Trainee Engineer at Tata Teleservices in 2006 and worked with different aspects of service and systems delivery across IT, Telecom, and Gaming industries with multiple awards, such as – the ‘Building Excellence’ award at IGT, ‘Excellence award at Syniverse Technologies, Highest achiever’s recognition ‘Maestro’ Award and ‘Superstar Scroll of honor’, Certificate of Appreciation multiple times at Tata Teleservices Ltd, (TTSL) along with a Letter of appreciation from the Managing Director, Tata Teleservices Ltd, (TTSL) for outstanding contribution.

She is also a Speaker, passionate about topics related to Agile, Project Management, Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her last speaking stint was at the ProjectManagement South Asia Conference22, PMSAC22 featured on CNBC-TV18.

She strongly believes in the saying - “Drive the Change you want to see around you!

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