Nandini Raisinghani is a trailblazer. She is a woman in engineering in India, holding a highly respected position in a country where men still far outnumber women in leadership roles.
Growing up in Nagpur, India, Nandini was not surrounded by women leaders or engineers. Yet, naturally adept at math and science, she set her course for an education and career in a STEM-related field.
A creator, a maker, an innovator, Nandini is now the manager of Rockwell Automation’s software development campus in Pune, India.
“You must have challenges to have a meaningful journey,” said Nandini. “Challenge is a worthy companion – but we must persist longer.”
Like many women, Nandini confronted one of those challenges early in her career, when she decided to start a family.
“I took my career at a pace that suited me. Taking care of my family was important to who I am. I do not regret the opportunities I did not pursue; rather I am proud that I followed my inner voice. And now that the time is right, I can contribute in new ways with a unique perspective.”
Passion and Progress – Not Perfection
Nandini is focused on building a highly capable and motivated software organization, recruiting leaders and key talent in an extremely competitive regional market, while developing leading-edge software solutions.
“Our teams offer fresh ideas. They seek passion and progress, not perfection – to drive outcomes with speed,” Nandini said. “People are unique with different aspirations. Together, we have a culture that creates trust and belonging for everyone, that values differences.”
As tempting as it is to jump into solution mode, Nandini takes a different approach.
“When I’m stuck on a problem, I let it simmer on a low flame,” Nandini said. “During that time of letting something go, that’s what produces a moment of clarity and I’ll know the path forward.”
As much as Nandini appreciates quiet, she thrives in chaos.
“The more ambiguous the problem, the less people know about something, the better I operate,” Nandini said. “I truly want to navigate the unknown. It makes me feel great when I see people in a natural flow, not forcing answers, then applying engineering creativity to derive the solution.”
Nandini is at her best when she feels connected to the people and to the work they do together.
“The emotional bond keeps me focused on our vision,” Nandini said. “We get our energy from each other, and the common goal to do our best to make the world a better place.”
She invites other makers to join her because the tasks ahead are complex – and important.
“This time is truly a test of intelligence for humans and machines. The breadth of industry impact that we have with our products, is immense” said Nandini. “Breakthroughs and success require sifting through overwhelming data for insights, clarity and confidence. We know how to connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to make the world work better, more intelligent, connected and productive.”
Because of this, “There is great opportunity here for thinkers and builders. Rather than fearing change, we embrace its possibilities. We are here for innovators, problem solvers, builders and makers who believe our world can work better.”
Your Career – A Dimension of Your Life
Nandini said she did not have role models growing up because, “When I studied role models closely, I found them in different circumstance and what I chose to do is very personal. Your career is one of the many dimensions of your life and it is uniquely yours.”
“Here, we solve problems,” Nandini said. “I tell my children that when they are building a career, they should look for a place that values the communities and the people served by what they do. I am proud to be here because we are building a better future for the world and I can say with certainty that I am contributing to that future every day.”
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