If You Do Not Like Something You Are Doing, Speak Out
Speaking at the XXIII Annual Convocation ceremony of FORE School of Management, Delhi, Ms. Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director Hewlett Packard Enterprise, stimulated the outgoing students with her short but power packed speech.
“If you do not like what you do, you do not put your heart and soul into it. And your job will require more than your heart and soul. To perform and excel in your job you need to like what you do. In today’s world, work is life, when you enjoy your work it does not feel like ‘work’ any more. Though it may sound clichéd but the first ingredient one needs for success is passion. Passion defines what you want to be or want to do and drives you through that last mile,setting you apart from the rest while you go up the pyramid. If you do not like something you are doing, speak out. And if you are passionate about something and want to do a particular job, please put up your hand and volunteer. Look for that opportunity”, added Ms. Dhawan.
Often named among the top influential women business leaders Ms. Dhawan was among the first woman to head a technology firm in the country, when she was appointed as the Indian head of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft in 2005. She took over the India operations of computer-maker Hewlett Packard in 2008 and managed to steer the IT organization to leadership, competing with Lenovo and Dell. HP transitioned from a PC maker into an IT solutions company under her leadership in India. An economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and an MBA from FMS Delhi, she has held a variety of leadership positions at Compaq, Microsoft, HCL and IBM in India. She has been the Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard India Pvt Ltd. since 2008, with a portfolio that includes software engineering, research and IT services, before heading Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Mr. D. Shivakumar, erstwhile Vice President India, Middle East and Africa for Nokia, now Chairman & CEO at PepsiCo India and Mr. Narayan Murthy founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Limited were amongst the eminent business leaders who have been at FORE convocation ceremonies in the recent past.
The XXIII Annual Convocation of FORE School of Management was held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the FORE campus where 174 students of PGDM, 59 students of the PGDM (IB) and 18 students of the PGDM (WMG) were honoured to receive their diplomas.Dr. Jitendra Das, Director, FORE, in his welcome speech greeted Chief Guest Ms. Neelam Dhawan, and presented the Activity Report for the year 2015-16 highlighting the achievements and awards received during the year. FORE received the “Best Institute Providing Global Exposure” award at 9th ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit 2016 and “Business School with Best Academic Input (Syllabus) in Human Resources” award at 23rd Business School Affaire & Dewang Mehta National Education Awards. Dr. Das said, “Retain that very element in you that made it possible for you to get an admission in FORE as that element in you must have been a combination of many things apart from your good scores or CGPA: your cognitive abilities, zeal to work hard, your attitude towards life and off course that X-factor; an indicator of your potential leadership abilities and capabilities to cope up with turbulence in business environment.”
Also present in the ceremony were Mr. R.C. Sharma (former Director-CBI) President, Dr. G.V.G. Krishnamurty (ex-Election commissioner of India), Chief Patron at FORE, Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, (former CMD-MMTC) Vice President (Finance) & Treasurer at FORE, Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Dr. Yasho V. Verma(former CEO LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.), Shri T.C. Venkat Subramanian (former CMD-EXIM Bank of India), Members of FORE Executive Board. Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE) was formed in 1981 when a few top leaders from government and the corporate world got together and decided to create a non-profit institution that would serve as a center of excellence for consultancy, training and development of management practices in New Delhi.
The highest domestic offer this year was INR 21 Lakhs while the average offer was around INR 9 Lakhs per annum. FORE has been a preferred recruitment destination for industry, specially consulting companies, BFSI, E-commerce which comprises of 50%, 20% and 10% share respectively of the pool of organizations that come to the campus during placement session.