Happy 2023 everyone! We are kicking off the new year with Dr. Sirisha Kuchimanchi. Sirisha is the host of Women, Career and Life Podcast and gives millennials sage advice on ways that you can begin to take steps in making positive changes in your career. She also demystifies a lot of things that many millennials find daunting and out of reach such as investing, networking, and creating a work life balance.
Listen to Sirisha's podcast Women, Career and Life here!
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.
Did you start using formula almost within weeks or days of your baby being born? Did that feel like the best choice for your family? Did you have cultural or familial practices which helped you feel supported during the postpartum period regardless of your feeding choices? My guest Siricha, tech executive turned podcaster and entrepreneur dredges up her memories of those early baby feeding days to share her insights about motherhood and career.
On this episode you will hear themes related to:
* Being a first generation immigrant parent
* Merging cultural practices from two different places to find what works best
* The postpartum care Siricha received from her own parents and her in-laws
* Switching to formula within weeks when breastfeeding wasn't working out
* Realizing that stuff isn't really what babies need
* Reflections on being a working mom
* Reflections on being a stay-at-home mom
* How the work environment impacts new parents and milk making
CMU Connect Podcast interview with Tyler Welsh -
April 17, 2022
Alumna Sirisha Kuchimanchi (ENG1999, 2007), Quality Manager at Texas Instruments, Inc. discusses how to maximize a mentor and their mentorship — and how to give back as a mentor to others.
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