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AWIP and PayPal Unity presents The Career Success Track for WoMEN in Tech


AWIP is expanding its reach to the Asia Pacific region, with the opening of India (Chennai) chapter. 

Our Keynote Speaker for the kick-off will be Saichithra Swaminathan, the Chief Product Officer of This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jayashree Ravi, a seasoned product professional along with Vetrivel Sundaresan from HealthMed; Anand Nergunam S, VP from Zoho; Kalpana Tatvarti as the panelists. 

Our panel discussion will showcase speaker’s perspectives relating to: career growth, career breaks, prioritization (family, work, and passion), taking career risks, overcoming inhibitions, and obtaining mentors and sponsors followed by networking lunch. 

We will culminate the event with a workshop on “Sampada - A Fair Bargain on Negotiation Effectively for Career Success” by Kalpana Tatvarti, the founder of Parity Consulting. 

This 3-hour workshop will equip participants with a framework for assertive negotiation. The participants will explore how to leverage self-advocacy for negotiating for opportunities, resources, and growth, with a gender lens. Through experiential activities and role plays they will appreciate various styles of negotiation and practice applying them. The session will close with participants identifying a personal growth strategy for negotiating effectively in their professional contexts.

Saichithra Swaminathan

is leading Product development for BharatMatrimony,

CommunityMatrimony and Global matrimony services. Part of since inception. With over 19 years of experience, expertise in various domains including Product, Technology and Digital Marketing. Highly passionate. Loves building great products for end customers.

Anand Nergunam S

is Global Vice President - Revenue Management & Growth at Zoho

Corporation, responsible for identifying & developing new avenues for growth, cross sell and up-sell to existing customers, growing the marketplace of Zoho in close collaboration ISV ecosystem partners. He has been business head at Snapdeal, COO for Valcon Management Consultants - India and Financial Controller for Saint Gobain Glass France in his past roles. He is been a Board Member, e-Agility Solutions, a Subsidiary of Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech) and Valcon Management Consultants. 

Kalpana Tatavarti

brings diverse experience of over 25 years spanning Diversity & Inclusion,

Leadership Development, Marketing and Sales. As Founder at Parity Consulting, she has partnered with marquee clients across industries to build inclusive workplaces in India. Aspecialist in women leadership, she has trained and coached women executives & leaders across the organizational landscape on building successful careers. She serves as an Independent Director on the boards of listed companies. As an Angel Investor, she invests in early stage startups selectively. She is also Founder of Manasvini, an NGO, providing micro credit to economically disadvantaged women ( She is a member of the Core Committee at BSafe, a safety initiative of BPac in Bangalore ( An accomplished Carnatic Vocal singer, she enjoys writing both creative fiction & professional articles.

Jayashree Ravi

is a Passionate product person with a demonstrated history of working in the

internet industry. Strong passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Committed to data-driven decision-making and representing the voice of the customer in all phases of product development. She has a successful track record with over 14 years of experience at She will be moderating the session and is Marketing Lead for AWIP India (Chennai Chapter). 

Vetrivel Sundaresan

is the Managing Director of Healthmed Technologies India Pvt Ltd.

Healthmed. It is a Healthcare IT product company with a state-of-the-art ERP application for Hospitals. Vetri is a recognized business and technology leader with over 22 years of experience across technology and services industries. He has built highly Scalable and High Available Enterprise class applications for Banking, Gaming and Healthcare industry. He has travelled across the globe and spent significant time with customers in the US, Spain, Malaysia and Middle East countries.

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