Bangalore- (February 25, 2014): Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced that, Darshana Pai, vice president and head of the Hyderabad Delivery Center for Virtusa Corporation, has been conferred with the Women Leadership Achievement Award in the IT sector by the prestigious World Women Leadership Congress and Awards (WWLCA), in a grand ceremony held at Mumbai.
Ms. Pai received the award for her distinct innovations and initiatives in the IT sector.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. R.L Bhatia, founder of the WWLCA said, “We are delighted to confer Ms. Darshana Pai with this prestigious award.” “Ms. Pai’s outstanding contribution towards technology advancements is highly commendable and worth recognizing. She sets a great example for women looking to build careers in the IT field” he added.
Accepting the award Ms. Pai said, “I am truly honored to receive this significant award that recognizes women leaders for their incredible contributions and outstanding leadership. It also gives me an opportunity to join the esteemed group of other women business leaders.” This award recognizes Virtusa’s efforts, which has always enthused me to innovate at work.”
Samir Dhir, executive vice president, chief delivery officer & head – India, Virtusa Corporation said, “New innovations and developments lead to a dramatic change in our society almost every day and women leaders not only embrace these technical advancements in the industry, but also pave the way for the next-generation of women professionals by mentoring them with a vision for the future. Darshana is one such leader and an asset for Virtusa. We are truly proud of her achievements.”
In the past, Darshana has also been honored with the ‘Best Woman Corporate Leader’ award by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) for her contributions in promoting Indo-US Trade, Financial Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility and Development of Human Capital.
The World Women Leadership Congress and Awards (WWLCA) was created to showcase and recognize the best talent and professionals from diverse industries and sectors, and from different parts of the world. The awards program encourages public and private sectors to promote women leaders, draws the attention of industry leadership toward the role of women in societal development, motivates women to compete in the corporate and labour market, supports working women empowerment strategies, highlights women’s achievements in regional and global leadership, and drives women’s aspirations by strengthening their leadership in sustainable economic development. The strategic partners for the World Women Leadership Congress 2014 include the World Federation of Marketing Professionals, Stars of the Industry Group, Asian Confederation of Business, and the World CSR Day.