My Career Journey with Bridge Global – A place where women empowerment is not just a word!
I started my professional journey with Bridge Global from May 2013 and it’s been almost 5 years, oh wow! It was my friend Aswathi, who referred me to Bridge for the role of Junior Marketing Executive.
As a fresher, I was supposed to follow a set of priorities that the Marketing Manager assigned. For almost one year I used to do the same thing of executing day to day works, reporting the manager and leave home.
I still remember my first day at Bridge. The person I first met was Binu, our current Technical Manager. He also joined on the same date.
In the beginning, I was part of a team of three. I was involved with the lead generation activities to support the cross-cultural sales team and interns.
Though these routine tasks during that time did not add much value to my growth, I was confident continuing at Bridge. I was excited to see a lot of women leaders in the company, who successfully progressed in their career by grabbing the opportunities they got. I was sure I could also evolve as a good leader by making use of the ample opportunities offered at Bridge. I also remember it as a great experience as a fresher, when I could directly interact with people from Europe.
An year later, there happened some management changes and I could start doing something new rather than what I was doing previously. I have started managing the company social pages which are the prime face of our business. I have tried to incorporate new changes and updations on the company website, blog etc, those I feel would increase the traction. As a result, we started getting more inbound leads and that made me more confident to try out new strategies. Still, I was continuing the lead generation process for the Sweden to support our sales there.
By the end of 2016, I completely got into the online marketing where I was doing all the promotional activities of Bridge Global. I also started doing promotional campaigns for the US region, where we just started expanding our business. Our experts in Magento Development had developed a good number of Magento Extensions and built a marketplace called Bridge Store. I was responsible for its promotional activities, online and got a good number of downloads there.
I started thinking in terms of improving my competency to add value to the company goals. I took up wide reading to enhance my knowledge. My adaptive and observant attitude helped me to progress effectively. I gradually mastered the skill to identify what would be the best option for my company and how effectively I can achieve it.
I took up the responsibilities like planning Bridge’s yearly marketing strategies and re-branding the company from its previous label, along with managing the entire marketing operations. In 2016, the marketing team conducted Bridge’s debut event “I/O: Intelligent Outsourcing”, under Bridge Events in Kochi which was a great success. I am happy that I could also be a part of it.
There were times when I needed to work as a single member of the marketing team. Obviously, the journey has not been easy, but the results have made it worthwhile.
I should mention Krishna, our CEO who always stands like a mentor. I am greatly inspired by his attitude towards everyone regardless of their seniority or title. I believe he is truly a leader in every sense of the word.
When I look back from an individual contributor to the team lead of a growing team, I can see a lot of hard work, perseverance and tremendous support from all the Bridgys. I am very much excited for what lies ahead on my Journey with Bridge. Ultimately the opportunities I got were the stepping stones for my career, preparing me for more challenges ahead.
Now with the improved flat structure and empowered self-organizing teams in place, Bridge Global has become a truly employee-driven entity.
I strongly recommend the young vibrant IT talents to join us here at Bridge Global. From my own experience, I can confidently say that Bridge would be the best option for women who are striving to balance personal and professional life.
As you can see on our website, there are a good number of women leaders who are getting equal opportunities, travelling around the world, building network and taking the company to the next level.
The work culture at Bridge is designed to make everyone comfortable. I am really glad that I am part of such a progressive organization.