Unexpected Lessons

What have you learned today? Who did you learn it from? Sometimes lessons are right in front of us, if we would only open our eyes to them. I was recently reminded of that by Mary, the woman who, twice a month, cleans my house. I am usually at work when she arrives, but one…

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Confidence to Grow

Independent and self-assured, Mahima Sugumaran has navigated through the expectations of her culture and conservative upbringing to build a successful career in the tech space. At JDA she leads a 24×7 team responsible for cloud customer operations, ensuring that customers have 100 percent application availability, demonstrating the value JDA Cloud brings to customers, and driving…

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Taking the Leap

Dawn Heep may have grown up on a small farm in rural Michigan, but she’s a city girl at heart. She loves the vibrancy of an urban setting and being right in the middle of things. After living in Los Angeles and Seattle, she recently moved to Munich to take a role as CFO of…

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A Look Back at the Best Advice of 2017

As we turn the calendar to a new year, I’m reflecting on 2017 highlights, as well as identifying areas that may require a different approach in 2018. One of the highlights for me was the launch of JDA’s Wednesdays for Women blog on July 19. It was a bit of an experiment, really; I didn’t…

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Rock Solid Support is Key to Success

JDA Senior Product Manager Shwati Mohapatra has been inspired by some strong women in her life and has a husband who has supported her throughout her career journey. That’s made risk-taking and investments in her personal growth easier – and pay dividends. We are delighted to share her career story in this week’s Wednesdays for…

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What Happens When You Say Yes

I am happiest when I am helping people. In my career, that has translated to saying yes pretty much every time I was presented an opportunity or someone asked me for help. Sometimes I did it without knowing exactly what I’d signed up for. Often my “yes” resulted in me working longer days or traveling…

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Recognition for an AWESOME Leader

This week, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) presented Dr. Nancy Nix with its Distinguished Service Award. If you work in supply chain, Nancy is someone worth knowing. She is the Executive Director of AWESOME, which stands for Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations Management and Education, an organization focused on advancing…

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Career Success? She Asked for It!

Akhila Dhamotharan is a confident, self-directed, life-long learner who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. It’s how she’s built a fulfilling 13+ year career in JDA’s Center of Excellence in Bangalore.  As a Solution Director in JDA’s consulting services business, she leads a team of 120 associates in the company’s…

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Work Hard and Listen

When Danielle Manning, Senior Practice Director for JDA Consulting Services, sets her sights on achieving something, you can count on it happening.  The combination of a Pennsylvania-bred work ethic and mastery of the art of listening – to customers and colleagues – has propelled her to success. In today’s blog, she shares what she has…

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