Mentor Details

Asha Ramdas
Senior Executive
Pharmaceutical Industry

Asha Ramdas is a senior executive with over twenty years of drug development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.  She is passionate about developing medicines that truly impact people’s lives.  Asha is a strong proponent of women’s rights, and endeavors to be a role model for women at home, at work and in all her interactions. 


I have worked in the tech sector for about 10 years and I know that some of my male colleagues with similar backgrounds and experiences as me are getting the promotions and more raises. What do I need to do differently?
Asha Ramdas : I think the same things that work for a woman are the same things that work for a man. So the things that have worked for me - you have to be good at what you do, you have to be confident about yourself, you have to have good communication skills. You have to be able to express your thoughts really well. There’s no getting around it – you have to be good at what you do. Then make sure that you fight for what you deserve. It took me a while to get to that place. Women don’t like talking about money or going to ask for a raise – but fortunately those are things I have learned to do over time.