Ms. Sangeeta Kulkarni, Co-founder & CEO has been awarded the STPI IT Export award, “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – IT” for 2014-2015.
She was felicitated at the STPI IT Export Awards 2014-15 function held at Hotel Lalit Ashok on Tuesday 8th December 2015. The event was co-hosted by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and was held as a part of BangalorITE.biz (2015), India’s premier IT & Electronics event. She received the award from Dr. Kasturirangan, Ex-chairman of ISRO and Space Commission, ex-member of Rajya Sabha and Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys Ltd.
The award commends her for the impact she has made in the business world as a woman entrepreneur and the effect her organization’s contributions has had on the world of business.
Under Ms. Kulkarni’s leadership, Brickwork has experienced all-round business growth and has become the world’s largest provider of remote executive assistance services. With strong focus on business excellence, she has driven revenue growth over 500% which is an achievement in itself for a business that is highly complex, diverse and demanding. She has built a global brand catering to diverse service requirements of clients located across 116 countries by implementing innovative business & people practices and strongly leveraging processes and technologies.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sangeeta Kulkarni said, “A key part of my leadership mind-set is to continuously monitor the organization’s client centric value chain and establish new productivity standards which can showcase delivery teams’ intelligence and expertise in solving the client’s changing nature of tasks. This has made the employee population a fit-for-purpose lot, earning client laurels resulting in repeat business. 85% of the customers say they want to use our services again and 83% of them are willing to give referrals. Our CSR initiatives and activities under “Brickwork Pragathi Foundation” are focussed on employability training for the underprivileged youth to help them become skilled and economically independent.”
Ms. Kulkarni’s plans, policies and initiatives have fostered growth, recognition, commitment and success among employees. Her continued focus has been to establish an open collaborative work culture which supports inclusive and sustainable growth. She co-founded Brickwork India in 2005.
She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Education and is an alumnus of Boston University and North-western University, USA.
About Brickwork India
Brickwork India pioneered the concept of Remote Executive AssistanceTM in 2005. The idea was to make the benefits of outsourcing available to individuals and small to mid-sized companies, by providing simple to complex business assistance, at an affordable price. This concept found instant worldwide recognition and media attention, including the New York Times best seller 'The World is Flat' by Thomas Friedman and "The Four Hour Work Week" by Timothy Ferris.
Brickwork believes in collaborative work and partners with clients to ensure the successful execution of every project. Its clientele ranges from Fortune 500-companies to start-ups and entrepreneurs, spread across the world and across industries. There are three different service lines to address the wide range of business demands at different levels of assistance and capabilities- Knowledge Services, Technical Services and Admin Services.
Photo Caption: Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General STPI; Ms. V Manjula, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka; Dr. Kasturirangan, Ex-chairman of ISRO and Space Commission, ex-member of Rajya Sabha; Ms. Sangeeta Kulkarni, Co-founder & CEO, Brickwork India ; Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan Co-Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys Ltd ; Ms. Tanusree Deb Barma, Director, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka and; Mr. P K Das, Director STPI