Source | TechStory : By Dipti Gore
Maragathavalli Inbamuthiah is the Co-Founder at Employee Experts. Known to her friends and employees as Maggie, is responsible for the Leadership Development and Consulting Services. She is currently program managing Global Payroll Process for a large Banking Customer in Australia.During her career spanning more than 15 years, she has worked on many HR transformation, operational, analytical projects for various clients in the US, Australia and India.Maggie holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from University of London. In this interview with Techstory, Maggie talks abut her journey of being an entrepreneur.
What made you take the leap towards entrepreneurship? What was the inspiration? How did it finally happen ?
My family has a background of Entrepreneurship, so I guess it’s in my blood. After working with Infosys for a decade, I felt the urge to test myself in this wild world. I was not keen on the corporate rat race and the politics that follows. Having worked on HR Technology Implementation projects, I knew that the area of People Management via Technology had a lot of gaps. I wanted to add value and make a change to the eco-system. I was on the urge of making a decision when the company policy at Infosys changed and took away flexible work timings. As a mother, it was very important for me to be home during specific hours and I was not willing to compromise. So, with a leap of faith, I quit my job and started a consulting firm which later evolved into a Technology company when my husband, Srini, also joined the venture.
Please tell us how a typical day is in life of Maggie
I always try to strike a balance between my professional and personal life. At home my day starts early, I need time to mediate or read which helps to start the day on the right note. After kids leave for school, I squeeze in a quick workout before I leave for work around 8 AM. Office activities consist of team meetings and customer meetings; I plan activities that require face to face interactions when I am physically in office. I try to leave early, by 4.30pm or 5pm, to get back home in time for an evening walk with the kids. Evening is a mix of focused work, emails and dinner. Weekends are relaxed I catch up on movies and write blogs.