MyTechLadder is a career progression and mobility service focused on providing guidance and insights, tailored to a specific individual’s past and desired professional journey in technology. It provides awareness to the individual’s current competencies and visibility into the technical skills, soft skills, and advanced competencies required for progression from entry level positions to higher levels of pay, skill, responsibility, and leadership. MyTechLadder is focused on helping the individual climb the ladder and has been designed with keeping women in mind. Our career champions are central to the offering.
Meet The Team
Vidya Subramanian is an entrepreneur, startup advisor and investor with a mission and vision to democratize career mobility and career progression! Before starting her own consulting business Vidya was in senior leadership roles in Egencia's technology and engineering team with global responsibilities for an engineering platform with teams across multiple dev centers. Her passion for technology and helping people with their careers is the reason behind founding MyTechLadder!
She spends a lot of time mentoring and career development for women in tech. She is a lifelong learner who is not afraid to fail or take risks. Most recently she had a chance to apply that attitude when learning to ski. She loves to sail with her husband, cook with her son, garden with her daughter, coach Indian folk dancing, and hang out and read with the family during her free time.
Sonia Hingorany is a Senior Manager in Amazon Web Services' Data Center Capacity Planning organization. She earned her MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, pursuing concentrations in information systems and operations management.
Before earning her graduate degree, Sonia worked at Accenture for five years as a technology consultant, specializing in systems integration and technical architecture initiatives for various financial services clients around the world. She earned her BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Cognitive Science from UCLA in 2008. Sonia also serves as an Executive Committee member for the Society of Women Engineers, Pacific Northwest section where she focuses on mentorship and professional development initiatives for members. She enjoys traveling, live music, playing soccer and tennis, and the outdoors including hiking and skiing.
The career ladder typically describes the progression from entry-level positions to higher levels of pay, skill, responsibility, or authority. Our passionate founders make
your career ladder-level progression in tech
The career ladder by definition may not provide for lateral movement, it is assumed
to be a singular track with the greatest benefits at the top. But mobility might be
your best approach to make that lateral
move also a climb.
Be true to yourself and the situation at hand. Know that there are three sides to a story: yours, the other party’s, and
Provide and be more open
to honest feedback leading to continuous improvement.
Maintain composure and
keep poised. So much of our impact and influence occurs not verbally but through
Be a good listener. Listening is not about agreeing but about paying attention and respecting the individual.
Nuts & Bolts
Focus on the journey. We don’t learn from the outcome. We learn from the mistakes along the way.
All life comes from the ground and all of it goes back into the ground. Stay down to earth. Stay grounded.
Keep things in perspective. Whether a simple statement or broader strategy, maintain a 360 degree inclusive outlook.
Know your stuff. Become a true subject matter expert in your space at the deepest levels.
DIY. Become an adult learner. Continue to seek out new opportunities to learn and master..