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Tech Tales - Women's Edition
NandiniSrivastava

Nandini Srivastava

Sales Development Representative, Kira Systems

Where does your story begin?

I was born in India. When I was young, we moved several times. By the age of 18, I had attended 7 different schools, lived in 5 cities and 2 different countries. As a result, I learned to quickly adapt to change at a very young age.

My favourite thing about my job is the opportunity to learn from and work with some very accomplished people. I truly believe in the product we are selling.

What were you doing before Kira Systems?

Before my job at Kira Systems I was a student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. I studied Political Science and Sociology. I did summer internships which were a combination of sales and marketing. As a member of the McGill Debating Union I debated with students from all over Canada and the United States.

Describe your role and what you like about it.

I work as a Sales Development Representative at Kira Systems. My job is to bring in new business through outbound calls. I also qualify and help nurture inbound leads.

I am very confident in my ability to communicate well. This is due to years of training as a public speaker. I am also able to build successful relationships quickly. I wanted to do a job in sales to leverage these skills. I was made aware of this job through the Venture for Canada fellowship.

My favourite thing about my job is the opportunity to learn and work from some very accomplished people. I truly believe in the product we are selling to the market. It makes selling to the leads very rewarding. I come to work everyday with the firm belief that I am offering something of value to smart professionals.

What are you most proud of in your career so far?

Moving to Toronto for a new job at Kira Systems was a tough transition to make. Being away from my family was a challenge for me. I am proud of how I handled my job while navigating through a big, strange city. A big part of my job is outbound phone calls. I am proud of picking up the phone even after dealing with rude people. My proudest moment is closing my first demo with a partner at a top New York law firm during the second week of my job.