"A Woman Brings a Change in Society": Manaswini Rath ('01), Global Business Leader
The Interview Times (May 15, 2022)
The Interview Times had an excellent opportunity to have a conversation with one of India’s most renowned global business leaders, Dr Manaswini Rath. She spoke about the requirement of clarity of mind in making crucial decisions and also had conversations regarding her professional Workfront. This is how the interview went-
Can you brief yourself to our readers?
Hello, readers of Interview Times. My name is Dr Manaswini Rath. I am an IIT Kharagpur graduate. Moreover, I did my Masters in the UK and my PhD from Boston University USA. I have been in the corporate world for nearly 26 years in the professional arena. Currently, I am working as a global business leader that makes the autonomous driving system. Moreover, previously I have also worked in prestigious companies like Infosys.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Since my childhood days, I have always wanted to take leadership roles. Whether in my class or any inter/intra-school competitions, I always led the team from the front. I loved challenges from the early days of my life, which inspired me to become an entrepreneur.
Who is the biggest inspiration in your life?
I have always been amazed by leaders who have created revolutions by taking historical decisions in my professional life. Whether it be Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, or our own Modi ji, they have been the biggest inspiration of my life.
As a female entrepreneur, how do you think you can change the lives of several aspiring females in India?
I always believe that “A Woman brings a change in society.” A woman can be a great entrepreneur. However, she should have clarity in her mind. She can definitely taste success if there is clarity of what she wants in her life and her priorities. Once she takes her decisions clearly, her family will also support her.