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Organized for Success

Nicole Phillips is a natural-born organizer and planner. Those skills have served her well, as a successful Solution Executive at JDA, wife and mother of two. They have also helped her chart her course and focus on the things that have led to personal and professional growth. Her career story is one of discovery and…

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A Crystal Ball Moment

If you are based in one of the JDA India offices in Bangalore or Hyderabad, or happened to be there over the week of March 23rd, you would have experienced what was clearly an innovation wave spreading across the company. “Crystal Ball” was a JDA event across the company’s two India-based Centers of Excellence, established…

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Balancing Work and Family

I am older than my father.  That fact follows me around a lot.  It stays with me.  My dad died young. Too young. It happened during our family vacation many years ago, but still feels pretty recent sometimes.  That event shaped who I am today.   Knowing that even though we might feel invincible, we are…

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The Diversity & Inclusion Awakening at dunnhumby

Editor’s note: On occasion, Wednesdays for Women will share perspectives and best practices from customers, partners and other thought leaders with a goal of promoting greater awareness and information sharing to continue advancing women in technology and supply chain careers. Today’s perspective comes from Vicky Whitney, senior communications executive at JDA partner dunnhumby. Joining dunnhumby…

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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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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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