Neelam Dhawan: Strong Indian Women Entrepreneur

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Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 16:28 [IST]
 
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Neelam Dhawan: Strong Entrepreneur

Neelam Dhawan, the Indian women entrepreneur was the managing director and the head of Microsoft India and the company's marketing sales and operations from 2005-08. Neelam started her career with the FMCGs like Asian Paints and Hindusthan Lever. She then couldn't continue to be a part of the marketing and sales as the organization didn't prefer a woman to head the particular domain so she become the Vice-President of Customer Solutions Group before joining Microsoft.

Neelam Dhawan is settled in Gurgaon and is in the IT Sector for the past 22 years. She has a good record of maintaining customer and and partner relationships. She has worked in top IT Companies like HCL, IBM and is currently Th MD at HP.

HP is the 4th largest IT company in the country after TCS, Infosys and Wipro. At Microsoft India, she was responsible for growing Microsoft's products and services businesses and plays a key role in driving the company's partnerships and strategic alliances.

Neelam Dhawan education:

An economics graduate from St Stephen's College, Delhi, Neelam did her MBA from Faculty of Management Studies in Delhi University. She does not appear in media very often partly because she chooses not to flash her credentials and accomplishments to get fame.

Neelam Dhawan Career:

HP's success in India has been a result of innovative adaptation of its solutions to the requirements. The banking sector's financial inclusion initiatives will not turn profitable for many years so Dhawan created solutions that "ensure our customers remain competitive".

Neelam Dhawan's Personal life:

After over 22 years in the industry, Dhawan, the Indian women entrepreneur attributes her success largely to her parents who never differentiated between her and her brother, and then her immediate family (a doting mother-in-law who quit her job when her elder daughter Naina, now 16, was born, and a supporting husband Atul Dhawan, a partner at Deloitte Haskins).

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