November 18, 2021


HYSEA Launches Mentoring Platform, ‘BEYOND MENTORING’, for Women Leaders in Partnership with Beyond Pinks

Ms. Supriya Yarlagadda, CEO, Annapurna Studios, was the Chief Guest on the occasion

A first cohort of 25 Women Leaders will be mentored on this platform for 6 months

HYSEA launched a unique mentoring platform, ‘BEYOND MENTORING’, for women leaders in partnership with Beyond Pinks ( on 19th Nov 2021 at Tech Mahindra.

Breaking away from the traditional mentoring journey, this program empowers women to choose the mentor and the length of mentoring relationship. Beyond Mentoring is an online new-age mentoring program designed to provide focused, Immediate and topic-based mentoring to women of all ages & background. It is aimed to support and guide women in making informed and better choices and decisions in every phase of life.

A first cohort of 25 women leaders was launched today, who will mentored for 6 months by eminent Industry leaders. Ms. Supriya Yarlagadda, CEO, Annapurna Studios, was the Chief Guest and formally launched the program.

Speaking on the occasion she said, “Women should not shy away from asking help and also learn to say no without fearing being disliked”.  As first generation of truly working women, mentoring programs she said, will bring in the help required to reach career and life goals.

Mr. Bharani Aroll, President, HYSEA, and CEO, Infopeers, speaking at the launch event said, “HYSEA organizes several programs to enable Women IT professionals take up Leadership positions. Increasing Women in Leadership of IT Organizations has been one of the primary objectives of HYSEA since early 2000s. The coveted HYSEA Leadership Development program exclusively for Women Leaders has trained more than 1000+ mid and senior level women IT professionals to take up leadership roles”. This initiative he said, will further HYSEA’s efforts to increase number of Women in Leadership Positions.

Ms. Mamatha Madireddy, HYSEA Women Leaders Forum & Centre Director – GSC Hyd, Chennai, Kolkata, Vizag, of HSBC, speaking on the occasion said, “A professional mentorship is important for women to thrive in their careers. Mentorship can help capable female talent get ready for their next career move, which typically results in taking a more senior role. I have learnt a lot from various mentorships during my career, either as a mentee or a mentor. Hope more women from different backgrounds and working experience can benefit from mentorship”

Speaking about the platform, ‘BEYOND MENTORING’, Ms. Tanuja Abburi, Founder & CEO of Beyond Pinks, said, “It is an exclusive mentoring platform for women with over 50+ areas of mentoring. The platform offers one-on-one mentoring in the language of their choice, and these sessions are designed to be confidential in nature. BEYOND MENTORING platform has over 125 industry leaders as mentors and growing exponentially, she said.

More than 50+ women leaders from HYSEA member companies participated in the launch and networking event.

About HYSEA Women Leaders’ Forum:

HYSEA Women Leaders’ Forum an important Industry Forum which seeks to create opportunities and drive capability development of ‘Women in Tech’ reach leadership positions. While individual organizations attempt to enable equality of opportunity through their Diversity and Inclusion programs, an Industry wide effort like the Women Leaders’ Forum provides a huge platform and help achieve scale. The forum was inaugurated by Dr. (Smt.) Tamilisai Soundararajan, Hon’ble Governor of Telangana and Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Puducherry on 24th June 2021.

Eminent leaders from the IT/ITES Industry are part of this forum and includes both men and women: Ms. Mamatha Madireddy, Centre Director – GSC Hyd, Chennai, Kolkata, Vizag, HSBC, Leads HYSEA Women Leaders’ ForumMr. Bharani Aroll, President, HYSEA & CEO Infopeers, Ms. Sailaja Josyula, Centre Head – Hyderabad & Global Delivery SBU Practice Head (VP)- BFS Digital Operations, Cognizant Technology Solutions., Ms. Manisha Saboo, AVP & Development Centre Head, HYD SEZ, Infosys Ltd., Ms. Shefali Mishra, VP – Operations, Synchrony, Sridhar Chunduri, SVP, Head of Technology – Enterprise Functions, Wells Fargo India, Philippines & Site Leader – Hyderabad, Wells Fargo, Mr. V. Laxmikanth, MD, Broadridge, Ms. Uma Gogineni, CPO, Valuemomentum, and Mr. R. Srinivas Rao, COO, HYSEA are key leaders of the forum.


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