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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Taking Flight

I am terrified of flying. It’s been that way since 9-11. It’s ironic really, considering how often I fly for work. Over the years, I’ve developed a ritual to calm my nerves and get me breathing again every time the plane bounces around in periods of turbulence.  As soon as I settle into the seat,…

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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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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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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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Give Yourself a High Five: Five Tips for Finding Balance in a Hectic World!

In today’s hyper-connected, increasingly competitive business world, the phrase work-life balance can feel more aspirational than attainable. I think this is especially true for women professionals. In my quest for the perfect yin-yang work-life balance—enjoying family, friends, hobbies and activities, while growing my career, exceeding my professional goals and adding value to my company—I leverage…

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