Technology Services Industry Managing Director, India Inclusion and Diversity Lead | Accenture
Shantha Maheswari is a Managing Director leading Industry Practice and Inclusion and Diversity for Accenture Technology Centers in India.
For over 20 years, Shantha has led and advised client transformations in her leadership roles of Business Portfolio, Sales, Strategy M&A, Global Large Deal Executive, Innovation and Delivery across Retail Consumer Goods, Travel, Industrial, Health and Life Sciences industries globally. Shantha believes in creating a new legacy of business growth sustained by value creation and people leadership. She is passionate on people transformation, nurtures underlying principles of diversity, inclusion and mentorship to evolve them as successful leaders. She is noted for her skills as a strategic transformation change agent, underpinned by her defining quality of being an ‘ambitious adventurer’.
As a public speaker, Shantha has been on many panel discussions on topics such as ‘Work Life balance’, ‘Career Back to Work’, ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ organized by associations such as Avtar foundation, NASSCOM, many Corporate Diversity Boards and STEM events. She is also active industry speaker and panelist at Retail Summits. She is also an active blogger and develops thought leadership point of views on next generation technologies.
Shantha is a Stanford certified Program Manager, Revenue Storm assessed Client Partner, Shipley certified large deal assessor, and a recipient of CEO awards for high performance. She holds an Executive MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and an Engineering degree from PSG College, Coimbatore.
Shantha is a recipient of the World Women Leadership award for exemplary leadership and has also contributed to the book “Innovating Women’ by Vivek Wadhwa, a renowned global thinker. She is an avid practitioner of Yoga and does experiential learning for kids when she finds time.