Finding spaces that work for you, reclaiming your cultural identity, and networking to advance your career with Meenakshi Iyer

In this episode, we talk to Meenakshi Iyer, who thrives at the intersection of People, Process, and Technology. She is a T-shaped leader and community builder with a 25-year career spanning IT, Agile/Business Process Transformation, international healthcare, HR, and Training, in India and the USA.

In this episode, we discuss:


  • The experience of working in India with a Stem degree
  • Transitioning from working in India to working in Corporate America 
  • The thought process behind searching and interviewing for a new position in Corporate America 
  • Using your unique background at work to succeed in your career
  • Sharpening your sense of grit to achieve what you want
  • Reclaiming your cultural identity and having pride in your culture


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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