Are there no jobs for women engineers?
Sudha Murthy is a person who was looking for a job as an engineer in a telco, which was earlier known as a telco, but did not get a job because of the preference given to men. Sudha Murthy sent a post card to JRD Tata requesting an end to occupational discrimination, a business family that founded institutions like the Indian Institute of Science for higher education in India. Called for interview within 10 days. Got a job.
In a tribute to JRD Tata, Sudha Murthy himself shared about his days in Telco and meeting Tata. Sudha Murthy says she got a job at a telco but didn’t get to meet Tata until she moved from Pune to Bombay. Tata’s question in the first meeting was that it is good that girls are entering the field of engineering in the country and what is the name. I was Sudha Kulkarni when I joined Telco. Now Sudha Murthy was the answer. Tata smiled.
Sudha Murthy left her job in 1982 to start Infosys with her husband Narayana Murthy. When JRD went to say goodbye to Tata, he was talking. When you are successful in business you have to give back to the society. The last words were all the best. Tata reminded that money should be used for public good and not for private use. Sudha Murthy said in an interview to Forbes that he still believes in it. Following Tata’s advice, Sudha Murthy continues to serve the society through a non-profit organization called Infosys Foundation.