Intuit India Supports Grace Hopper Celebration 2012
A platform to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront
Bangalore, India | December 26th, 2012
Intuit India, true to its spirit of encouraging small businesses and entrepreneurship, recentlysponsored the second edition of the Women Entrepreneurship Quest (WEQ) 2012 at the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing. WEQ is a platform designed to promote and showcase early–stage ventures with a technology component founded or led by women entrepreneurs. Intuit has always been on the forefront of supporting small businesses by understanding the pain points of small business owners and introducing products that make their life easier.
Co–founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 1994 and inspired by the legacy of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) of Women in Computing is a conference designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Intuit India was also a bronze sponsor of the event overall.
Speaking at the event, Vijay Anand, Vice President, India Development Centre, Intuit India, said, “At Intuit, diversity and inclusion are core values we live by. A diverse workforce that mirrors our customer base helps us build deeper empathy and delightful solutions for our customers. An inclusive work environment that values diversity of thought fosters entrepreneurial thinking and leads to amazing innovations and strong business performance. These values come to life in the numerous employee networks and communities that we have within Intuit including the Intuit Women’s Network(IWN). These communities are driven by passionate employees who want to make a difference within the company and give back to society. I’m thrilled that IWN has not only made Intuit an awesome place to work for women but also is contributing to build a wonderful community of women engineers here in India.”
Commenting on partnering with GHC 2012,he added, “The Grace Hopper Conference is an initiative which helps women realize their true potential, and we will continue to partner with such initiatives, which is in line with our overall philosophy of global inclusion and innovation.”
The Intuit Women’s Network (IWN) members represented Intuit at the event with women leaders such as Deepa Bachu, Srividhya Ramarathnam, Neeta Pande and Sushma Chakkirala who participated in the advisory committee and panel discussions andIntuit engineers such as Rekha Joshi, Radhalakshmi Jayaraman, Aishwarya Ganapathy and Neeta Pandewho participated in the first of its kind women’s Hackathon for Humanity event on Dec. 13th.
About Intuit India
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid–sized businesses in the country. Intuit India – the company´s first venture in Asia Pacific, commenced operations in 2005, currently has more than 650 employees across offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Intuit stands on the core principles of customer driven innovation and improving the financial lives of its customers profoundly with product offerings such as QuickBooks Online and Money Manager in India. Intuit has been recognized as the 2nd best company for Rewards and Recognition, 6th Best Employer in India, Top 10 Best Places to Work for in India and is among the Top 25 Best Employers in Asia. For more information, please visit www.intuit.in
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid–sized businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money. Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,500 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
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