Motivation through Life Experience

Soujanya Damera has successfully navigated career and personal challenges to become a leader in JDA’s Center of Excellence in Hyderabad. A project director in the Product Management group, she talks about her path at JDA and how mentors and leaders she’s encountered in her journey have inspired her to lead a Women’s Interest Network chapter,…

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Perseverance With a Pinch of Grit

Kranthi Remala is a senior software engineer at JDA in Hyderabad. During her decade-long stint at JDA she’s learned from mentors, colleagues and family lessons that motivate and inspire her to reach higher and achieve more. She’s a believer in always learning, never giving up, and that trust above all, is what makes a great…

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Why Sense of Urgency is So Important

I’ve always been a pretty (okay, very) type A person. So, when I began my chosen field of public relations more than 15 years ago, working with expediency, purpose and with an eye for deadlines came relatively naturally for me. But as I transitioned from working at a high-tech PR agency into working in the…

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A Career of Impact

Rayann Anderson, senior solutions advisor, has been at JDA for more than 20 years, after starting her career in retail at a drug store retail chain in her native Canada. She talks to us today about why she’s stayed in the same role for the past two decades, what she’s learned from her mentor and…

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Nothing is Impossible

Roya Javadpour, Global Services Director in JDA’s consulting organization has a passion for teaching, stemming from a childhood backed by parents who believed in the power of knowledge and education. Her dad was a successful high school teacher and professor and instilled early on, that nothing is impossible if you put your heart behind it.…

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Emotional Courage

I read an article recently on emotional courage that struck a chord with me as it is a leadership trait and topic I don’t believe gets enough credit. The ability to persevere against challenges, roadblocks and simply the word ‘no’ and rise above that to find new ways of doing things is an invaluable skill…

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Striking a Balance

Today’s Wednesdays for Women blog is an insightful conversation with Kirsten Piacentini, Vice President of Inventory Management at L.L.Bean; who just so happens to be one of JDA’s transformative customers in retail! Kirsten grew up outside of Chicago and has lived in the Portland, Maine area for the last 24 years. She shares her journey…

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A Day of EmpowHERing Messages

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Boston Business Women’s Empow(HER) Conference and came away with so many empowering messages that not only resonate in the workplace, but transcend that into home and family life, the notion of, or perhaps ‘fabled’ work/life balance and tangible ways to make a difference in your role, and…

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