Career trajectories are rarely simple or linear. As one grows in their career, one is faced with choices and decisions - Generalist or specialist? Grow upwards in the same team/domain or grow laterally for a new challenge? Internal mobility or external opportunity? Stay a manager or go back to becoming an Individual Contributor?
In this session, Kalpana will share the philosophies and frameworks she applied to charting and navigating her engineering leadership journey.
Kalpana Jogi is the Sr. Director of Engineering at Lyft, where she leads the engineering teams for Rideshare Products & Growth. Prior to Lyft, Kalpana was the Sr. Director of Technology at Visa Inc, where she led global data product engineering teams in the United States and India. She started her early career as an engineer in storage & networking startups in Silicon Valley and over the last 20 years, has grown in engineering leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Kalpana has a Masters in Computer Networks and Distributed Computing from the University of California in Irvine and holds multiple patents in the field of merchant information. Kalpana is passionate about driving inclusion in the workplace as well as mentoring engineering leaders within and outside her teams.