We have it in us to achieve anything: Nivruti Rai of Intel India at HerStory's Women on A Mission Summit 2019
Nivruti Rai is a woman on a mission. As the Country Head of Intel India, and Head of the chipmaker’s largest R&D unit outside the US, Nivruti is recognised for pioneering the use of a technique called 'error correcting codes' to reduce operating voltages and memories.
Her other notable work include championing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance road safety in the country through agreements with State governments, and collaborating with the Consulate General of Israel to drive innovation and connect startups from both nations.
In her fireside chat with Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO of YourStory at HerStory’s Women on A Mission Summit, Nivruti said that too often, she is the ‘only woman in the room’. But she does not let that deter her. “Actions speak louder than words. If you do your actions to the best you can, you sleep peacefully,” said Nivruti, calling it also the ‘sleep test’.
She spoke at length on how it is important to create value with whatever task is given to us, whether it is being a homemaker or a professional in any industry. She also listed three principles that help her plan effectively – take stock of what you’re doing today and do the best you can, selectively forget your past, and plan for the future by continuously growing through learning and challenging yourself.
Nivruti also emphasised on the need to take on challenges and recognise that we have it in us to achieve anything. She translated a quote from the Hanuman Chalisa, which goes: “You have so much energy inside you. If you really exercise that energy, you can shake the three worlds: the heavens, the earth, and lower realms. That is the power you have.”
Watch the entire fireside chat here: