56 episodes

You are a smart, driven woman who is not afraid to work hard or think big for your career and life. You like taking conscious efforts to improve the status quo rather than going with the flow. Your career is a big part of your life canvas, but you find yourself wanting to throw many more colors on it. The good news is that you are not alone.I am Sirisha and welcome to the Women, Career & Life podcast! Join me as I share experiences, interesting stories about career beginnings, breaks and sequels, family, friends, feeling like an outlier, and life themes that are unique to women. I’ll also have friends, everyday rockstars and guests join us along the way. There are infinite possibilities for women to pursue growth both in career and in life. Sometimes the first step to making a change can be daunting because there are so many choices out there. My mission is to help you make one of them a reality today. Come, let's #paintlifetogether!

Women Career & Life Sirisha Kuchimanchi

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You are a smart, driven woman who is not afraid to work hard or think big for your career and life. You like taking conscious efforts to improve the status quo rather than going with the flow. Your career is a big part of your life canvas, but you find yourself wanting to throw many more colors on it. The good news is that you are not alone.I am Sirisha and welcome to the Women, Career & Life podcast! Join me as I share experiences, interesting stories about career beginnings, breaks and sequels, family, friends, feeling like an outlier, and life themes that are unique to women. I’ll also have friends, everyday rockstars and guests join us along the way. There are infinite possibilities for women to pursue growth both in career and in life. Sometimes the first step to making a change can be daunting because there are so many choices out there. My mission is to help you make one of them a reality today. Come, let's #paintlifetogether!

    Podcast Finale: Celebrating Growth, Lessons, and Personal Transformation

    Podcast Finale: Celebrating Growth, Lessons, and Personal Transformation

    In this heartfelt conclusion, the host, Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi, reflects on the remarkable journey of creating this podcast. From the initial idea and challenges of startup to the growth and impact, Dr. Kuchimanchi shares her personal transformation and what she has learned from the conversations and experiences. She emphasizes the importance of perseverance, building a supportive tribe, and seizing opportunities. This closing episode is a tribute to the listeners, guests, and everyone who has been part of this inspiring podcast. Tune in to hear Dr. Kuchimanchi's reflections and words of encouragement as the Women Career and Life podcast comes to a graceful end.
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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

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    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
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    • 17 min
    The Power of Negotiation: Strategies for Maximizing Your Salary and Benefits- Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi

    The Power of Negotiation: Strategies for Maximizing Your Salary and Benefits- Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi

    We all know that negotiating for money and benefits can be intimidating, but fear not! This episode is packed with tips and insights to help you navigate the negotiation process like a pro. From researching salary ranges to scripting your negotiation points, I share practical advice that you can start using today. So grab a pen and paper, because you'll want to take notes on this one. Get ready to unleash your negotiation skills and secure the compensation you deserve. Let's jump right in!  Hosted by Sirisha Kuchimanchi, 
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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

    All: https://solo.to/sirishak
    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
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    • 8 min
    Navigating Career Breaks and Relaunching: Insights from Carol Fishman Cohen- CEO, iRelaunch, TEDx speaker, Podcaster

    Navigating Career Breaks and Relaunching: Insights from Carol Fishman Cohen- CEO, iRelaunch, TEDx speaker, Podcaster

    How do you reenter the workforce and relaunch your career successfully? Carol Fishman Cohen provides insight from her personal experience and that of 1000's of women that iRelaunch has helped traverse this very path.  There are even ideas on how to prepare ahead for a potential career break.

    Carol Fishman Cohen is a trailblazing advocate for relaunching careers after a break. Her own story reflects the struggles and challenges of re-entering the workforce after a long hiatus. After realizing the futility of submitting countless online applications, Carol took a bold step to connect with people and have meaningful conversations. This experience inspired her to help others navigate the often daunting process of relaunching their careers. Through her work, she empowers individuals to embrace networking and pursue alternative paths to re-enter the workforce. Carol's story serves as a beacon of hope for anyone facing the daunting task of relaunching their career.

    Sirisha Kuchimanchi, sits down with the impressive Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch, to explore the ins and outs of relaunching your career after a break. From the importance of documenting milestones during career breaks to the impact of COVID, we discuss it all. We touch on the valuable skills relaunchers bring to the workplace, the significance of networking, and how to effectively manage time. Join us as we gain insights from Carol's personal journey and learn about the essential tools offered by iRelaunch to help you map out your own career relaunch. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

    All: https://solo.to/sirishak
    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
    #womencareerandlife ...

    • 33 min
    How to Navigate Intentional and Unintentional Career Breaks, with Sirisha Kuchimanchi - Interviewed by Carol Fishman Cohen (Host of 3,2,1 iRelaunch)

    How to Navigate Intentional and Unintentional Career Breaks, with Sirisha Kuchimanchi - Interviewed by Carol Fishman Cohen (Host of 3,2,1 iRelaunch)

    Sirisha Kuchimanchi experienced the challenges of starting her career with uncertainty and a lack of confidence. After being laid off from her first job, she found herself in a new city without a support network, except for a few colleagues she had met. Determined to find employment, she began searching for job opportunities and went for a few interviews. However, fate took an interesting turn when the client she had previously worked for reached out and offered her a contract position. Sirisha seized this opportunity and successfully transitioned back into the workforce.

    Sirisha Kuchimanchi is a Global Engineering & Manufacturing Executive with Texas Instruments, as well as a podcast host. Sirisha took two career breaks in less than eight years, during which time she raised her family and earned her doctorate in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Sirisha hosts the podcast "Women, Career and Life" and works in the tech industry, where she leads teams, drives change, and supports customers. In this episode, we talk about what she learned during her career breaks and how she relaunched at her pre-career break employer.

    Welcome to 321, I relaunch, the podcast where we discuss return to work strategies, advice, and success stories. I'm Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and cofounder of iRelaunch and your host. Today, we welcome Sirisha Kuchimanchi. Sirisha took 2 career breaks in less than 8 years during which time she raised her family and earned her doctorate in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Sirisha hosts the Podcast, Women Career and Life, and works in the tech industry where she leads teams, drives change, and supports customers. In this episode, we'll talk about what she learned during her career breaks and how she relaunched at her pre career break employer. Sirisha, welcome to 321 iRelaunch.

    In this podcast I sit on the other side of the mic.


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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

    All: https://solo.to/sirishak
    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
    #womencareerandlife ...

    • 33 min
    Unlocking Opportunities: How Networking Can Lead to Mentorship and Job Offers- A LinkedIn Live with host Sirisha Kuchimanchi

    Unlocking Opportunities: How Networking Can Lead to Mentorship and Job Offers- A LinkedIn Live with host Sirisha Kuchimanchi

    Serisha Kuchimanchi, former tech executive and host of the podcast, shares her insights on how to expand your network. She starts by describing her experience attending a Podcast Movement conference in Dallas, highlighting how networking on LinkedIn led to numerous positive responses and mentorship opportunities. Serisha emphasizes the importance of networking for job opportunities, mentorship, and entrepreneurship, and provides practical tips on networking in different settings like conferences and single rooms. She also recommends leveraging LinkedIn and alumni networks to expand your network effectively. Throughout the episode, Serisha encourages listeners to reach out to her through Instagram DMs to share how the topic discussed is impacting their lives. As the episode concludes, she expresses gratitude to the audience for tuning in and bids them farewell until the next episode. Don't forget to support the Women Career & Life podcast by purchasing Dr. Sirisha a cup of chai or becoming a monthly or annual subscriber. Additionally, suggestions for other podcasts to explore and leaving reviews are greatly appreciated. Remember, your support contributes to the production of this indie podcast. So, share the episode, leave reviews, and let's continue empowering women in their careers and lives!

    Podcast Episode: How to Expand YOUR NETWORK


    - Introduction
    - Welcome message from Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi, former tech executive and host of the "Women Career and Life" podcast
    - Brief overview of Dr. Sirisha's background and podcast mission


    - Personal Story: Connecting at the Podcast Movement conference
    - Serisha shares her experience attending the conference after connecting with people on LinkedIn
    - Discusses the positive responses she received from 50 out of 70 applications she sent out
    - Highlights the mentorship opportunities that arose from expanding her network


    - Importance of Networking
    - Explains the significance of networking for job opportunities, mentorship, and entrepreneurship
    - Emphasizes the potential for personal and professional growth through networking


    - Tips for Networking in Different Settings
    - Provides practical advice on networking at conferences and single rooms
    - Offers strategies for initiating conversations and building meaningful c
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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

    All: https://solo.to/sirishak
    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
    #womencareerandlife ...

    • 19 min
    Navigating Engineering and Manufacturing as a Woman with Sirisha Kuchimanchi (on Papa PhD podcast)

    Navigating Engineering and Manufacturing as a Woman with Sirisha Kuchimanchi (on Papa PhD podcast)

    The pace and lifestile in manufacturing and engineering is different from what you find in academic research. So is the culture. Namely, they have been male dominated spaces, historically.
    This week on Beyond the Thesis With Papa PhD, I will be takling with my guest, Sirisha Kuchimanchi, about how, as a woman in these spaces, you can own your career, pivoting and growing as your path meanders and evolves.
    What we covered during our conversation about the place of women in engineering and manufacturing:
    The challenges of cultural differences in the work placeNavigating a new jobHow to engage in meetings, asking questions and providing solutionsThe importance of personal connections and of asking for helpThe importance of mentorship and networkingTransferable skills gained from the PhDThe importance of finding one’s voiceThe challenges facing women in STEM careers and the importance of seizing opportunitiesDon’t miss out on this great conversation!
    Reach out to me or to Sirisha using the links below if you have any feedback or any questions for us.
    Also, I’d love to get to know you better. If you have a minute, please fill out the listener survey in this link.
    Sirisha  hosts the Podcast “Women, Career & Life” and the Radio Show “Life Beats with Sirisha”. Her podcast is listed in the top 30% of Spotify podcasts. Her mission is to provide practical ideas and resources for women to further their career & life goals as they strive toward financial independence.

    Sirisha is a former Global Engineering & Manufacturing Executive from Texas Instruments, a Fortune 200 company. She co-chaired the Tech & Manufacturing Women’s ERG which supported over 500 employees across 3 continents and 8 countries. Sirisha is an immigrant from India and earned her doctorate in Materials Science & Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Sirisha’s aim is to promote gender equality by empowering more women to take control of their careers and finances.
    Thank you, Sirisha Kuchimanchi
    If you enjoyed this conversation with Sirisha, let her know by clicking the link below and leaving her a message on LinkedIn:
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    I'm a former tech executive, a podcast host and an entrepreneur. I work with Universities on Organizations to transition students to the corporate world and building successful leadership pipelines ensuring a healthy financial future.

    If you're interested in coordinating or working with me on keynotes, workshops, or on a one on one basis, you can go to my website www.sirishakuchimanchi.com

    If you are interested in leveraging more personal and professional development check out the podcast of my radio talk show "Life Beats with Sirisha" by clicking here

    Connect with me:

    All: https://solo.to/sirishak
    Instagram: womencareerandlife
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sirishakuchimanchi/
    #womencareerandlife ...

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

JeffersonR93 ,

Clear Information

Thank you for providing a great podcast, with fantastic guests and insight that impacts our lives!

DSTucker ,

Good advice

Thank you for the inspiring review of the difficult process of figuring out the right career, which as you say is very different from the right work/life balance!
David Tucker

Gamer🌸🌸🌸 ,

Truth, straight from the heart.

Loved it! You have both laid out the realities of the transition plainly and clearly. There is no fluff there. Thank you !

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