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The Head of Facebook India Office believes in creating new choices

The Head of Facebook India Office believes in creating new choices

Kirthiga Reddy, Director, Online Operations, and Head, Facebook India Office says do not accept choices that are given to you.

Kirthiga Reddy, Director, Online Operations, and Head, Facebook India Office Kirthiga Reddy, Director, Online Operations, and Head, Facebook India Office
Do not accept choices that are given to you. Be creative and create new choices," says Kirthiga Reddy, 39, Director, Online Operations, and Head, Facebook India Office.

She is speaking from experience. When she worked as Director, Project Management, Good Technology, a start-up in the US (which was later acquired by Motorola), she would take her newborn daughter everywhere with her when she travelled for work, rather than choose between home and career.

"Research has shown that women often tend to have self-doubt and in general underestimate their capabilities," says this MBA from Stanford University. "In my case, I would not hesitate to put my hand up and say I can do this and let us set goals, go out and make things happen." Words many aspiring young women professionals may want to take seriously.

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In 2000 at Silicon Graphics. She was the youngest Director of Engineering and the only woman in this role in her department

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