“A little progress adds up to big results”. Pay1 is an organisation that personifies empowerment to the core. It dearly values and encourages its ambitious and passionate women workforce. One such cherished leader is Miss Pushpa. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Pushpa Rao has been associated with Pay1 for 5 years now.
Pushpa was looking for employment when someone referred Pay1 to her. Her initial role in Pay1 was managing inventory in the operations department. Having previously worked in the backend operation department of her previous organisation, Pushpa was a novice in the team and was unaware of the certainties required in the same. It is with her hard work, dedication and sheer determination, that in a period of 3 years she was promoted as the Inventory manager wherein, she handled a team of 6. When asked about her experience, she says, “ I have learned the art of leading by example and how to take up challenges, during my stance as a manager. During the challenging situations, I often found my inspiration and mentor in Ms. Chirutha, the COO of organisation who helped me make decisions be it a professional or a personal one. I now take up challenges as an opportunity to prove the team’s mettle and dedication towards work”. Owing to the success to her team, she humbly claims, “My role as a manager wouldn’t have been successful if I wouldn’t have had such an amazing and dedicated team”.
Pushpa presently heads the PAN Card product, a crucial service that aims to empower the unbanked population of our country. Talking about her experience from being an employee to managing a team and now heading a product, Pushpa replies“I believe good things happen to those who look into the smallest of details and fulfill those task with full potential and dedication. “My will to outperform my previous self has been a constant journey that helped me during my tenure at Pay1. Having spent around 5 yrs in the organisation, today, I feel I am a more confident person, an efficient multi-tasker and much of a doer. Recognition at work has helped me turn my dreams into goals and confusion into clarity and conviction”. Pushpa claims that organisation’s flat structure and open-door policy has helped her enhance her communication skills and voice her opinions.