Wrapping up women in tech: Meet Pallavi Kuntamukkala
Mar 15, 2019
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been hearing from some of the great women working at Adjust to learn more about their careers, their thoughts on the tech industry and what progress still needs to be made to make it a fair and inclusive place to work for women.
We’ve heard from Nisha Amembal, Team Lead Technical Account Manager for the EMEA region, as well as Ulya Bayramova, Product Platform Lead and Machiko Tokuda, Technical Senior Account Manager.
Now, it’s time to wrap up our women in tech series. For this final post, we spoke to Pallavi Kuntamukkala, one of our Technical Senior Account Managers based in San Francisco.
Pallavi Kuntamukkala, Technical Senior Account Manager
In her role, Pallavi works with some of our biggest gaming, media and tech clients in the US - building relationships, educating them on the potential of our product, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
Could you tell us a bit about your career path prior to Adjust, and what attracted you to the company?
I worked in a few different roles before joining Adjust - within a marketing team at a software company, as an ad ops manager for desktop and mobile video, and then finally as a Technical Account Manager, which helped me transition into my current role.
It’s really important to me that I’m constantly learning and being challenged, and I’m glad I’ve found that at Adjust. I also love having tech and product as the foundation of what I do - especially since we’re constantly enhancing our technology.
What advice do you have for women getting started in the tech sector?
Starting out in the industry, especially without a technical degree, can be really intimidating. It can result in a huge amount of pressure to prove yourself - and when you’re not in an environment with the right amount of support, it makes it much harder to succeed.
But from those experiences, what I learned and would definitely recommend to other women starting out is not to be afraid to ask questions, try out new things, or demand more support. Joining new organizations, taking courses or workshops, looking for a mentor - they’re all great ways to help gain more confidence to face some of the challenging situations and personalities that you come across in the industry.
SheWork - our International Women’s Day event
Much of this project has played out on social media, but last week’s International Women’s Day was the perfect reason to take the project offline.
Along with performance marketing platform Jampp, global network and workspace provider WeWork, and on-demand carsharing service Getaround, we hosted SheWork - an event bringing together a panel of inspiring women in leadership roles. The conversation centered around their experiences, learnings and advice, how to overcome unconscious bias and their tips to get the most out of networking.
Our diversity campaign will continue throughout the year, so keep an eye on the blog to learn more about the next strands in the project.