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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Tuna Salad and Lotus 1-2-3

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, JDA CEO Girish Rishi writes about a remarkable woman who gave him a life-changing opportunity as a young college student. I don’t remember ever facing prejudice. I have lived in three continents, traveled to 40 countries, spent time in rural places and in urban settings, worked…

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Finding Fearless

Growing up between two brothers and all close family friends having sons, I was fearless.  I had the mindset that I could do anything that they could.  I could ride my big wheel down the steep hill and jump the ramp just like the boys.  I could throw, shoot, and hit a ball just like…

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Taking calculated risks

SriLaxmi Kotwal has found success at home. She was born, raised, studied and has worked her entire career in the Indian city of Hyderabad. As a Senior Director in JDA’s Product Development organization, she leads the development team for JDA Retail.me, one of the company’s strategic SaaS products. With a strong academic background and incredible…

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An AWESOME Experience

Nancie Torrence is JDA’s Group Vice President for Aerospace and Defense and leads the company’s Women’s Interest Network, a group focused on mentoring, sponsoring and developing women at all levels to realize their full career potential at JDA.  In this week’s Wednesdays for Women blog, she shares her experiences from attending three annual Symposiums presented…

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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 New Year’s Resolution: A Career Focus

Welcome to 2018! As we all pull ourselves out of our food, festivities, and family comas from the holidays, it is time to look to the new year with awe and opportunity.  While the typical new year’s resolution includes getting healthier, losing weight, etc., I wonder how many make a resolution focused on their professional…

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