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An Economics major from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, with a degree in business management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Deepa has been an entrepreneur for two decades. Her first job was with Hindustan Lever Limited. She taught at the University of West Indies and worked with a research firm J. A Young Research in Jamaica, West Indies.
Deepa’s life and the Lumière journey is profiled in Rashmi Bansal’s 2013 book, ‘Follow Every Rainbow’, on 25 women entrepreneurs. Deepa is invited to speak at educational institutions, corporates, chambers of commerce, club and community events on women and work, entrepreneurship, and consumer centric innovation. She serves as mentor to professionals, entrepreneurs and trade bodies, small and medium enterprises, start-ups and non-profits. Continuous improvement, design thinking, balanced development and sustainability are her areas of interest.
A people collector and connector, Deepa is fascinated by the idea of purpose and the interconnectedness of things. Inspired by ideas, she loves reading and writing. Deepa’s vision is to be a tool to collaborate and connect to unlock potential towards building a better world.
With a major in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (Ranchi) and a post-graduate degree in Management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Milind started his professional career in 1988 with Citicorp Overseas Software Limited (COSL).
With over 28 years in the global technology & consulting industry, Milind has been involved with several corporates on initiatives like change management, technology consulting, innovation management, Business Process Consulting & actively mentors new businesses in existing companies and start-ups. A Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Milind has worked with Price Waterhouse Associates (Jamaica, West Indies) and i-flex Solutions Ltd. He is on the Advisory board of studies (Information Technology) in management schools. He is invited as a visiting faculty at business schools in India and abroad. An Accredited Mediator with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), Milind believes in the practice of mediation for dispute resolution.
A keen golfer, Milind’s dominant themes backed by domain experience & mediation skills are ideally suited for counseling people in their personal life journey as well as mentoring leaders and teams to help them unlock their professional potential.
A pharma graduate with a management degree in marketing, Smita brings in multifaceted skills. She has confidently and efficiently led, guided and mentored teams basis her own immense experience in Research, Health Care and Consulting. At Lumière, she has undertaken several projects encompassing resource planning, risk management and client relationship management.
Deepa Soman (B.A. (Economics), Masters in Management Studies) "Shedding light on business problems through knowledge & igniting lives via a sense of achievement." Conceptualized and conceived l, a boutique qualitative marketing research& consulting firm. Believer and seeker, people collector. I believe in infinite human potential and seek the "is" in every person. Perpetually learning, easily inspired. Loves ideas, words, birds, natur...Read moree and to make a difference. Languages Known: English, Hindi, Marathi & Konkani I have a gift of 'wordsmithing' and can quickly infer meaning of new languages by 'seeing' the root. My l Experience My dream: : A utopian workplace of the future built to nurture a life of outstanding balance. l nurtures self-expression; a passion for work, for knowledge, transparent working in the spirit of cooperation and support, with the only objective to continually delight clients, associates and Team members. l is about an inspiration to excel and deliver extraordinary quality of work, every time. Today l is run as a unique business model, a networked organization where team members work practicing true work-life balance, full-flexi with work out of home options. We are proud of our 100% on-time project delivery record, unbroken since inception and 80% of our work done repeat business from highly satisfied clients who benefit from the strong spirit of partnering on business problem . It's my place under the sun, something only just begun...
Smita Arora is a B.Pharm. with an Masters in Business Administration. From self development to business development, she does it all. Executes work from thought to finish, and after work exercises to stay fit. Smita leads the Pharma & Healthcare vertical with amazing passion & determination. She has a strong business focus coupled with client orientation. "Makes my life perfectly balanced. When I look at my career and life graph, I consider l m...Read moreaking a valuable contribution to every aspect of my life. It is the turning point of my life, making my life perfectly balanced. l is a place filled with fun, a platform for learning new things and exploring opportunities. Although no compromises are made on the quality of work delivered, flexibility continues to be the way of life at l. "A learning ground for me"
Nitinder has done her B.Com and Masters in Management Studies (Marketing). After working with Lumière in 4 locations, Mumbai, Delhi, Wellington and Vishakapatnam, she is ready to move to Cochin. Passionate about people, projects and process, Nitinder is one of the most enthusiastic, cheerful and warm people in the Lumière team. "l is a place of limitless possibilities. A well knit team that leaves a lasting impression in the minds of people we...Read more meet. After being married practically out of school and establishing the family fortress, I decided to take the plunge in work. After dabbling in various fields, l is where I found my calling. Intensive, exciting, refreshing, exacting'. This is not just a job, it's an experience. Working here not only helps me realize my potential, it helps me be there for my family. Helping me spread my wings!"
Shashwat Satpathy : B.Sc, PGDBM ( Marketing ) "As a management graduate, I had huge expectations to grow in the corporate world but none of my earlier jobs gave me an opportunity to realize my potential. Lumière has given me a never before opportunity to re-live my dream of multi-sector exposure in one lifetime. There's never been a day till date when I have left the office without learning something new and there's also has never been a day wh...Read moreen I am not excited about getting back to work! That, for me, is reason enough to be a part of this wonderful organization. A supportive team proves to be just an icing on the cake! l ' My Bodhi tree for attaining enlightment!"
Rakhi Mohile is a Bsc graduate with a post graduate diploma in Travel & Tourism management. Of her l experience she says, "l is a complete institute in itself, with a supportive team, always there to lend out a helping hand. Initially apprehensive about gelling and fitting into the Lumière frame as I am from tourism background and a new born in field of research, I found a perfect blend of both the areas and I thoroughly enjoy my work. The conf...Read moreidence shown by the team helps me emerge more confident, balancing my professional and personal front well.
l Employee of the Year 2014, Sonali holds a bachelors degree in Engineering (Instrumentation) and joined Lumière in Sept.2009. She has worked as system and backup administrator in Sify Technology Ltd for 3 yrs. "As I am from core technical background, and market research was a completely new field for me. I was a bit afraid whether this role and industry would suit for me. However with support from team I am now enjoying my work. In Lumière, y...Read moreou can always express your thoughts, feelings and are accepted though you are not from core research team. An organization empowering women to make balance in their personal & professional life."
Tanvee is a Bachelor of Pharmacy and has experience in Production Quality Control in a pharma company. She has spent 5 years with l. Of her journey she says, "I am very glad and honored to be a part of Lumière team. Being from very different academic background, initially it was very challenging to understand the entire research process, but everybody helped me learn. Today, Lumière is my extended family and I really enjoy my work and team meet...Read moreings. Lumière has truly changed my personality - from a shy, introverted pharmacist to a confident researcher"
A B. A (Psychology) and MMS (HR), Pallavi has worked for 5 years, primarily in the shipping and logistics industry in India and in Europe. She brings in strong understanding on process and systems and has been the lead in managing initiatives in online research in l. Pallavi says "Lumière has taught me 'It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see'. Always be curious and have the courage to experiment. The culture is such that each...Read more person feels free to explore and share ideas. The organization's belief in quality and going the extra mile to give more than expected is shared by all. We deliver what we promise! and we always strive for excellence. One important thing I have learned here is that every individual has strengths and weaknesses, focus on the strengths and use them to your advantage"
Aparna Khadilkar is a pharmacy graduate with 9 years of experience in sales and marketing. She works full time, spending two days at the Nerul office, and the balance days in field or working from home. Aparna says, 'Lumière for me is boon which transformed my life; it has taken me to a world where only intellectuals can survive. It's a place where I have an opportunity to learn everyday unlike in a bricks and mortar office. And the best part i...Read mores I don't have to make a choice between my my child and work. Here work-life balance is not at the cost of quality of work and timelines; rather Lumière believes in perfection and precision in all they do. I am looking forward to take more responsibilities at Lumière and make my life wonderful.
Beena has her bachelors in pharmacy and an MBA (Marketing). She is fluent in: Marathi, English, Hindi and understands Telugu, Gujarati and Konkani What I love about my job: I love having the opportunity to be a part of a team that strives to do great things'and does. I love working for a company that truly desires to do great things for its customers'and does. I love the challenge, the logic, working with people'both coworkers and customers. I l...Read moreove working with people smarter than me and with people that work as hard as me. My Lumière experience: Lumière is a spectacular place of employment. Where else can you interact with phenomenally smart people, work with wonderful clients, and enjoy the very best of work environments' AND get to be passionate about what you do. Lumière has pushed my boundaries and helped me rediscover my skills and personality.
Sharmila Sood is a BA and CA. Proficient in English, Hindi, Punjabi, she knows a smattering of French. Of her Lumière Experience, Sharmila says, 'Lumière has been such an exciting roller-coaster ride. Each project brings with it new learning, new challenges and a renewed sense of self belief. The hallmark of Lumière, is the strong sense of teamwork and the pride each one takes in the job. I am delighted that I have this opportunity to work wi...Read moreth so many dedicated, intelligent and wonderfully supportive women.
Sweta is a PG in Rural Development from XISS, Ranchi. She also has a PG Diploma in HR from Welingkar. Sweta is fluent in English & Hindii and understands Marathi. Of her Lumière experience, she writes, 'It is difficult to summarize my immensely varied experience of working at l. I am amazed the way l is connected with all the employees irrespective of their location and nature of work. This has provided new dimension to my job as I get to networ...Read morek and manage relationships with employees whom I haven't even met. I have had opportunities to use my experience towards different functions beyond my daily job and also in due course had immense learning experience. I enjoy working in this team and hope I can contribute towards growth of l and all other employees.
Suchitra is a commerce graduate, Diploma in Business Management from Indian Merchant Chamber, Presently doing PGDBF from Symbiosis. She joined Lumiere on 21st May, 2012 "Lumiere was a learning path for me in terms of accounts as I had never before worked in a Service Industry. I have grown and matured in terms of quality of work, Multi Tasking. Above all , the love, trust and respect I have earned in my tenure is my Reward. Deepa Mam and Milin...Read mored Sir had been a great support and their Trust on me has always encouraged me."
Shefali Satam Date of Joining: 01st September 2006. Languages known: Marathi, Hindi, English & Gujarati. My l Experience: 'For me l is a cheerful place to work with a lot of learning & fun' At l you can achieve in your professional as well as personal life. Its a great opportunity to work with an extremely hardworking, inspiring, motivating, & supporting team, that respects cli...Read moreents and all field partners alike. l is a place where passion & skill work together and a masterpiece gets created with each project. l is an organization which understands you, allows you to take responsibilities and to make mistakes. It encourages you to learn with the motto that resolve to succeed, work hard and that nothing is impossible. Its great working as an accountant at l and being a part of this wonderful team. l is a treasure trove of values, team spirit, responsibilities & knowledge. Working with l makes my professional life satisfying.
Gauri Joglekar: B.M.S [Marketing Management], M.M.S [Marketing Management], a small stint with architecture. Gauri is a committed and passionate person with a razor sharp mind and a knack for knowledge management. She is amazingly dependable and passionate about work and helping her team members. "I feel that the student in me has this relentless urge to learn and an organization like l whic...Read moreh by itself is a learning organization is the best place a person like me can be in." As our director and mentor puts it 'You should be like a sponge which absorbs rather than a slate on which one has to actually write for it to be able to absorb' At l there is a lot to learn, at all levels, be it actual research on field, analysis, report writing and presentation, operations management. There is a gamut of activities happening and for a student like me it's a great place. It's also a great place which does not constrict you with its formal structure or imposing fa'ade. People here are real and approachable. It feels like an extended family and everyone is a part of my family. 'l is my GURUKUL.'
Neelima Sonkusale: BE, MMS (HR) Date of Joining: 1st April 2008 Languages Known: English, Marathi, and Hindi Lumière is the best thing to happen to me at this life stage where I had no option of taking a corporate 9 to 9 job. After two years of sabbatical, Lumière has given me the Opportunity to start my career once again and spread my wings in this competitive world.. Lumière in its...Read moreelf is an immense learning experience. Being an HR Officer it allows me to deal with the emotions of the people within the organization. It has made me more responsible and a caring person which again helps me in the upbringing of my one year old daughter. It allows me to maintain a work-life balance. 'Lumière to me is a temple of Values.'
Shilpa Ramachandran (B.Com., Diploma in Marketing Management) Logical thinker, compulsive shopper & ace troubleshooter Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, she can get by with Tamil & Malayalam She came on board Lumière in October 2000, is a veteran in the organisation. Of her Lumière experience, she writes, "the ability to work as a team at all times and the support from each team ...Read moremember is one of the best experiences at l". It has been a wonderful experience being a part of the initial team and growing with the team slowly and steadily. l allows you to learn on the job under a mentor resulting in continuous training. l is a professional organization where talents are appreciated and assistance is given to overcome shortcomings. It allows you to grow professionally and personally as a complete individual. l is the best thing that has happened in my life!"
Trupti Sankar (B.Sc., Masters in Management Studies) Known for optimizing research objectives to the maximum. Huge energy, passion, commitment and determination. Fluent in English, Marathi, Hindi & Tamil Date of Joining l: January 2000 My l Experience "At l, ones analyzing capabilities are recognized and one feels valued. It is empowering to recommend decisions that impact b...Read moreusiness decisions and bottom lines worth crores. It is a life where there is a balanced equation between professional recognition and personal satisfaction" It's where I want to be"
Sara Nair (B.A., Masters in Business Administration) Committed to deadlines and performance always above the bar. Connected to real people, fiction and movies. "A place where one can seek a sense of accomplishment without having to go through the guilt of compromising your personal life and interests." First of all, l gave me a chance to get back into the work stream without the usual ...Read morepressures of a brick and mortar office, after a long sabbatical albeit from the same industry. Besides, this absorption into the main stream was allowed at my pace. So, from the initial days of working with a mentor, today not only do I direct projects, I am a mentor junior team members. At l, one is allowed to make mistakes and is shown ways to view it as a part of the learning curve. More importantly, one is not judged for those mistakes forever and there is a sense of security that one of the team members is always there in the wings ready to help. The transparency and the ease of communication between the team members amazed me when I first joined, as most workplaces do not share information as it is done here. This keeps the 'rat race' atmosphere at bay. The experience so far has been enriching, as there is a sense of accomplishment for self without having to compromise personal priorities. My Place, At My Pace "
Archana Sohoni (B.Pharm, PGDBA (Marketing) "It allows me to make the most of my life and enjoy the best of both worlds." A workplace that accommodates you and allows you to work at your own pace and yet offers intellectually stimulating work, was unimaginable for me staying in India till I discovered life at l. What I admire the most about l is the fact that inspite of 'work from home' flex...Read moreible model, work never suffers here due to the perfect 'relay' that each of the members play. So while other agencies work for specific hours in a day on weekdays, l works 24 X 7 for 365 days. Knowledge sharing, transparency and hand holding at l beats any conventional brick and mortar office. Workplace that is stimulating, entertaining'enlightening!"
After a masters in Sociology and solid experience in Social Research in Kolkata, Sagarika made a foray into consumer research with Lumière in 2007. She writes, 'Lumière has helped me develop into a more confident individual. The essence of Lumière has changed my definition of life. It has given me the impetus to look forward to a new world of qualitative research under the able guidance of my m...Read moreentors and co workers. l is a great place to work with highly supportive and cooperative co workers. I really value its transparent work culture and am proud to be associated with this organization. The place has given me varied opportunities to learn and contribute, has boosted my confidence and helped me enhance my capabilities and discover myself. This friendly work culture has changed my life".
Smitha brings a strong technical and process background with amazing skills in movie maker helping make our presentations get smart and spiffy. She is an instinctive trainer and developer, and makes the most complex seem so utterly simple. A B.Com with degree from GNIIT in Systems Management, Smitha is fluent in: English, Hindi, Marathi Telugu is her mother-tongue. Smitha say's "what I love ...Read moreabout my job is Flexibility, Leadership and Work Environment" Her Lumière experience she describes as, "Work is great, leadership exceptional, work environment outstanding and there is so much intellectual stimulation. Working with qualified professionals from different sectors is very exciting" Smitha has helped build process standardization and technical skills by training project teams in Lumière. "My dream job indeed!"
Tejaswini Raut (B.A. (Economics), Masters in Management Studies (Marketing)) "I believe l is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. l, true to its meaning, has been like a lamp post enlightening my future and my career. l has empowered me with confidence, knowledge and support to reach a distance in my career. The spirit, the trust, mutual respect and discipline in the team is really inspiring and the experience to work with such a wonderful team is really enriching."
Meenakshi Dev Sharma: M.A (Economics), Submitted theses for PhD "l provides me with a sense of satisfaction due to the nature of job, amicable work culture, and flexibility of work timing, though not compromising on the performance. l has been useful in boosting my self confidence and making me feel proud of myself. It has given me the opportunity to attend the needs of my growing daughter as well as be a professional woman. For me l is a school where learning is always fun. "
Yashmita has done her M.Com (Business Management) and her Marketing Management (Welingkar's Institute of Management) She worked with the Taj Group of Hotels in Sales before joining Lumière for a career in research. She speaks English,Hindi and can understand Marathi and Punjabi "What I love about my job is the opportunity to work to people from diverse backgrounds; learning new things ev...Read moreery day, interacting with people, exposure to different sectors" The Lumière team gave me guidance, support and confidence. What I like about working here is the ease of communication between team members irrespective of their experience, feedback given by team members which helps you know where are and one can improve. Here I have observed that there is sharing of information which has helped me learn and find solutions to work challenges. It really feels good to be among creative and passionate people. It has helped me to grow as a person. Lumière is my extended family"
Nitika Garg is a B.Sc.Biotech. and MBA(Marketing) with 9 years of pharma industry experience. Lumière is almost a 'dream come true' experience for me where I am able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to growth and strategic direction-setting of companies across sectors (be it FMCG, consumer goods or Pharma) as well as be a good mother to my 1 year old. With Lumière, I have real...Read morely learnt the art of managing the 24 hours and using time effectively to meet the diverse needs of my clients, Lumière, my family, my son, not to mention my own self! I feel empowered working with Lumière and nothing seems challenging anymore. Lumière is the best thing to have happened to me in a long time!
Hima is a doctorate in Chemical Carcinogenesis and M.Sc (Microbiology). She is a key member of the Lumière pharma vertical, playing a key role in project pre-work, expert in-depth interviews and analysis.
After a bachelors degree in electronics, I spent 11 years in the IT industry, with diverse experiences across Sales, Presales and Product Management. I was looking out for work opportunity which will help me to achieve 'work life balance.' Lumière is a workplace that offers intellectually stimulating work while giving me enormous flexibility via the way 'work from home' option in the business...Read more model. I believe l is one of the best things that has happened to me at this point of my career. l is like learning institution which has empowered me with confidence, knowledge and support to take my professional career forward. What I appreciate most is the kind of work exposure I have received, across different verticals undertaking multiple project responsibilities. 'A win-win option for me'
Tapasi Saha "The place where I learnt to manage my personal and professional life efficiently through time management. Getting back to work after a year's sabbatical was tough, but at l umbrella its a smooth path, with the timely guidance and tremendous support from all the team members. l is like a learning institution for me.Every new project is unique in its own way and opens up new avenues for learning in every step you go ahead. "
Priya Royzada : B.Com, MBA ( Marketing) My lumiere experience has been very illuminating. Lumière has provided me the much required direction towards achievement of my career goals. I feel fortunate to a part of such an illustrious company, which has helped me grow both personally and professionally.
Pyali Revar is an M.Sc with a Masters in Business Administration (Marketing). She worked with the Taj Group of Hotels in Sales before joining Lumière. Says Pyali, "through l, I could explore the arena of Market Research very creatively and at my own pace. I have been able to maintain a proper work life balance. It makes me proud to be a part of an all women's organization, which has got my career...Read more going once again. I look forward to an extremely challenging, professionally enriching and mutually beneficial odyssey with l. "l - my tryst with destiny."
Deepti is a Commerce Graduate and an accomplished vocal singer who performs professionally. She also teaches music. She worked with Morgan Stanley for three years before joining Lumière. Deepti is fluent in Marathi, Hindi and English and understands Gujrati and Punjabi. "What I love about my job at Lumière is the flexibility and challenging work that exposes me to different sectors. I love...Read more traveling, meeting new people and being a part of client meetings. "Right from the time of joining I was never made to feel like a novice. I was encouraged to express myself freely and my views were received with an open mind. All the seniors have been extremely co-operative and patient while helping new incumbents move up the learning curve. Along with the regular work for the company I have also been given a lot of space for my other activities. I appreciate the conscious effort that has been made to facilitate my career in music.
Vijayanti is a Commerce graduate with a post graduation in Human Resources from Welingkar's . She has worked in diverse industries from Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals to Light Engineering. 'What I love about my work at l is the variety. There is something new to learn and do every day. And the trust and information sharing within the team is admirable. The flexibility in the business model also helps me optimize work -life balance.'
Every six months my younger brother used to ask my mom whether I am still with the same company or plan to change. For the last two years he is silent. That's l to me! l has never been forceful, yet you get sucked into all activities so smoothly, that you never know when it has become a part of you. I am part of an organisation filled with talented women, connected well, with the pleasure of worki...Read moreng across various industries, on high profile projects, all without compromising the home front. It gives you space, freedom of choice, and challenging new projects that takes away the word 'monotony' from work. Each day you encounter fresh new ideas and experiments. l has senior members, who give new meaning to the word 'mentoring'. Here you can make mistakes, yet be welcome. This is a reason why the output is always perfect and exceeds client's expectation. A workplace which is an extension of your family, and hence an addiction!
Chartered Accountant and Creative Aficionado Qualification: B.Com (Hons), CA, LLB. Before l: Worked in the Oil & Gas Sector for 11 years, and shifted to Mumbai where I joined an infrastructure company as Head of Accounts. I joined l in October, 2009. Languages I speak: English, Assamese, Hindi and a smattering of Bengali. My interests: Am passionate about learning and have an innate curiosit...Read morey for new things. Love cooking, reading and meeting new people. l to me: At l, I have discovered myself. I knew I was good at balancing my books, now I realise that I am equally adept at balancing my work and personal life as well!! I get to meet and be inspired by talented people from varied fields, I get to do work which I find interesting, and also have time to see my boys growing up in front of my eyes into fine young men. Suddenly I realise that I am blessed.
B.Sc (Mathematics), Diploma in Computer Applications. An army officers wife with 9 years of work experience across financial services and education sectors, Nandini is a core component of the growing Lumière Delhi team. She brings evolved whole-brain capabilities to the team, fitting into the team like a glove. Highly respected by fellow-team members and accepted by clients, Nandini is raring to ...Read morego assuming higher responsibilities by the minute. She says, "Lumière, true to its name is the bright light in my life. It has brought a fresh perspective to my work. The best thing I like about my work is the variety that is brings. At one point I am dealing with beauty and fashion while at another point I could be dealing with hard core financial stuff. To be able to deal with such varied subjects completes my aspirations at different levels and makes me a more confident person. This novel work model gives me immense opportunities to create a perfect work-life balance. I am so glad to be a part of this wonderfully inspiring family.
Vaijayanti Thakur, or 'Vaiju' to all her colleagues, is the essence of the l culture. Her indomitable spirit and inner fire to learn something new all the time is what has seen her transform from a shy and simple village girl into a confident and self-assured ally in the accounts and admin at l. Her bright smile and 'Can Do' attitude exudes positivity and welcoming energy at the workplace. Vaijaya...Read morenti is now in her 6th year with l. l to her- l has given me a direction in my life. I have learnt so much here, from everybody, especially my seniors and mentors. l has also provided me with training on Tally Accounting Software and this has made me confident about handling the entire data entry function of the section. I am what I am today because of my wonderful l family.
Divya Tolani [B.M.S., PGDBA (Finance) & M. Com (Accounts)] , Languages fluent in: English, Hindi, Sindhi & understands: Marathi. Divya interned with Lumière during her management studies. Thereafter she worked as a banker for 4 years. She moved to the US and continued her relationship with Lumière. Divya says, 'I have known l since 2004 and have seen it expand & grow most efficiently. l offer...Read mores me a platform to be flexible without compromising my efficiency in every role of my life. Every project at l offers a unique learning experience and helps me broaden my knowledge horizon. The awesome team work that l naturally brings out in each one of us, no matter which part of the world we are operating from, helps overcome all time constraints & deliver competitive results which make for good industry benchmarks. I feel happy to be part of the l Team and hope it expands beyond geographical boundaries to provide a fulfilling opportunity to more people like me!
Jaya did her PGDM in marketing/operations from Symbiosis Pune and her BBA in Marketing from Indore. She has worked in areas of marketing communications and PR. She has also tried her hand at copy writing and marketing research. Fluent in Hindi, English, Jaya is an active blogger, poet and painter. Jaya worked as part of the Delhi team and now works in Bangalore. Jaya says 'What I love ...Read moreabout my job is the variety, since each project is so different from the other. The team interaction process results in much learning and sharing. People are always there to help and guide you. They are open to new ideas and points of view. The flexibility of working from home adds to the work-life balance. My l experience has been exciting with wonderful team work, and great learning environment. Life is great with l. Makes me look forward to my work every day.'
Shwetha has her Bachelor's in Commerce and an MBA and is fluent in: English, Hindi and Kannada. She says, "after spending over 4 years in business intelligence, my tryst with the field of market research began with Lumière. I joined Lumière recently and have found the experience quite thrilling. I have got an opportunity to work on areas as disparate as retail to life sciences; and the learnin...Read moreg has been immense. The process of market research is very interesting and I'm thankful to Lumière for bringing me this exposure"
Rajshree is responsible for the Accounts at l. An Masters in Commerce and over 7 years work experience. Rajshree says, "I feel proud to be a part of an all women organization. I enjoy the challlenge of working in a different structure of accounts, as the company is a virtual organization. Everyday brings new learning and experiences. It is great to have mentors who are always eager to share new...Read more ideas and encourage me to think and act proactively. I have grown in this organization, both as a person and as a professional. I am encouraged to innovate in my area of work and have gained insights into various facets of market research as well. I feel like an active team member rather than merely relegated to back-office operations.
Tanupriya has done Masters in Marketing and has been in the MR industry for 4 years. She is fluent in Hindi and English. She says 'My experience in l has been amazing. Having worked in 2 other Market Research agencies before, I was looking for something new and exciting that I have not done before. l provided me with just that! What is most interesting about l is that almost all clients tend to see us as partners than a mere agency working for them.'
Sincere, hardworking, with amazing tenacity and 'can do' spirit, Sweety, an M.Sc. in Computer Science moderates for Hindi, Marwari and Gujarati speaking respondents. Writing about Lumière, she says "L for Lumière, L for learning. Each project brings lot of learning which helps building confidence and knowledge. Great team working where everyone is very co-operative and eager to help. Lumière has been an aid to enhance my personality."
B.Com with Management, Diploma in Advertising and Public relations. Speaks Hindi and English and understands Marathi, Gujarati and Marwari. Passionate about automobiles and fashion. Of her Lumière experience, she says, 'A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.' Lumière is that moment in my life! The warmth with which each individual is embraced here is outstanding. It is a v...Read moreast learning ground to develop not merely good researchers, but exceptional human beings. I have grown professionally and personally at a rate which I consider a success in itself". Creative, smart and fun-loving, Ruchita is an embodiment of Lumière values.
B.Sc. (Microbiology), MBA Languages I am fluent in: English, Hindi, Marathi Languages I understand: English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani My l experience: My Experience in Lumière for the last 4 months has been a gradual initiation into the world of Qualitative Market Research. A world which was so close to my core competency but yet not experienced before! I started with a variety of projects whe...Read morere the thrill of moderation was matched with the excitement of working with big brands and clients. If i ever doubted whether this field was for me was proven wrong when I experienced the challenge and deep satisfaction of doing analysis, especially on interesting projects like Polo and Infinity. The exposure across verticals ensures that you never have a dull moment! However the greatest happiness has come from experiencing the flexibility that Lumière offers where I can manage my life stage effectively without letting go of my deep rooted desire to be professionally engaged. Thanks Lumière for being there for women like me.
Shikha is a MBA (Finance and IT) and has worked for 8 years in marketing and sales before joining l. 'My career path shows that I like variety of roles and have keenness to learn new things and excel in the same. I was with Solutions Integrated Marketing Services as National Manager handling all India operations of the Contact center. Then I worked with Kaya Skin Clinic as Clinic manger handling ...Read morebranch operations and sales. At l, there is a respect to family life and at the same time your capabilities and talent are not overlooked. I enjoy the variety of work and keenness of the team to work under 'given' circumstances. l is a perfect place to learn and grow, respecting yourself and nurturing your talent. It is a meeting place for like-minded and extremely talented women. I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey so far.'
Uma Krishna, a results-oriented person with a positive outlook. She holds a PhD degree in 'An Analytical Study of the Stylistics of Hindi Advertisements'. Marketing Mastermind and Advertising express are few journals where her articles have been published.She says"Painting is my hobby and traveling is my passion. English, Hindi and Tamil are the languages I am comfortable with. Have joint l recen...Read moretly and find it as a great place to work. l is a place where one learn, share and grow every day. Here every project is unique in its way, so inquisitiveness and interest is always up breaking the monotonous way of working. It kindles the energy and encourages everyone to enjoy work creating a pleasurable atmosphere."
BMM (Bachelor of Mass Media), fluent in English and Hindi and manage with Marathi and Malayalam. I am the baby of Lumière and have done Lumière a great service of bringing down the team's mean age! I'm happy I joined Lumière. The journey has been one of immense satisfaction. I joined Lumière for first-hand work experience before pursuing an MBA. I can confidently say that Lumière has taug...Read moreht me more than I ever expected. I've been entrusted with numerous responsibilities. Carrying these out well has helped make me highly confident. My best moment was when I became a part of the St Jude project team. Lumière has not only helped me improve my organizational skills but helped me become a better person.
Preeti Ramachandran has completed her Post Graduation in Media Management. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and understands Malayalam. Passionate about working in the Media vertical of Lumière. Preeti says, 'what I love most about my job is the fact that it helps me balance my personal and professional life by offering flexibility. I don't feel like I am missing on my daughter's growing ye...Read morears or family time with my husband and parents because I work. My experience with Lumière has been a confidence booster, since I got back to work after a gap of 5 long years. I have grown, learned and evolved so much within such a short span of time, while having a lot of fun. I look forward to many fun and learning filled years with the fabulous Lumière family'
A Post Graduate in Media Management and fluent in English, Hindi and Bengali. Jasmine is passionate about dancing, cooking and watching movies. About Lumière she writes 'I feel the most unique thing about Lumière is that it gives me a lot of contentment and happiness in the work that I do. It allows me to do challenging work, always encouraging me to achieve more but all this at my own pace....Read more It holds my hand so that I don't fall but at the same time gives me the space required to walk. I love working and growing in this family as like a true family it understands my needs and helps me in achieving a work, life balance'.
Chitra Sharma [B.A, Fashion Design & Management] Languages fluent in: English, Hindi, Tamil Languages she understands: Punjabi Chitra has worked for nearly 10 years in the textile industry, mainly with exports, working in different domains like client relationships management, new product development and merchandising. Chitra says, 'I joined Lumière for the flexibility to operate from home an...Read mored to be able to look after my school-going children and an old parent. But little did I know that that it would offer me something I always wanted from my work life. My few months here have been very enriching. I work on an incredible array of subjects from pharma to FMCG to fashion. Every project has been great learning without a single dull moment. The zing doesn't fizzle out from the moment the project is set in motion to its completion. What amazes me is the great team connect. It is wonderful to be a part of Lumière Team. I wish it grows and grows giving more opportunities to people like me!
Vanaja is a B.A. Psychology (Hons.), M.M.S.(Marketing). She is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and being from Mumbai, understands some Marathi and Gujarati. Vanaja has made the transition from being client to team member & brings a cumulative experience of a decade in advertising and marketing. She breathes brands, marketing and communication strategy. She says of her Lumière experience, "I have...Read more never understood the term 'work-life balance'. Work to me is only one of the many aspects that make up my life. Lumière understands this and offers flexibility and encourages individual drive while upholding the highest level of professionalism. I enjoy the variety that comes with working on projects across sectors, meeting interesting people and partnering with clients to help arrive at answers that takes their business forward. Thanks Lumière for all this and more!"
Nikita Dagaonkar joined Lumière in May 2012 directly after her MMS (Marketing). Her bachelors degree is BE (Electronics & Telecommunication). Nikita is fluent in Marathi, Hindi, English Passionate about quantitate research, Nikita brings much comfort to her team members handling the quant legs of quali-quant projects. Of her Lumière Experience, Nikita says, 'It is a great experience. Life a...Read moret Lumière involves lot of learning, and is full of excitement. Every project is a good opportunity to learn and grow in the Market Research domain. Lumière has helped me to nourish my quantitative knowledge and polish it to an extent that it can be used for solving business issues.
An MBA (marketing) from NMIMS, batch of 2004. Aditi has worked with Tata Motors, IMS Learning resources Pvt. Ltd., ICICI Bank and Career Launcher India Ltd. Aditi has Sales as well as Product Management experience. Aditi did not want to keep her 2 year old daughter in the care of a nanny and therefore looked for a job where she could work from home. Fluent in English, Hindi, Konkani. Aditi says ...Read moreof Lumière, "after being a stay at home mom for 3 years, Lumière for me has been a breath of fresh air. Every project is a learning experience. The variety that comes from working across sectors is something i have not experienced in any of my previous employments. It has been a pleasure working with such a smart, driven team. My days are getting fuller, i feel more productive and i am happier for it."
Sushma has her Masters in management Studies (MMS - Marketing), Bachalore's in IT from Mumbai University. She is speaks English, Hindi, Bhojpuri, and understands Marathi. Sushma joined Lumière after 5+ years in OOH and Retail Media ( Advertising and Media industry) She says, "Lumière is one place which gives you autonomy, confidence, freedom to work & deliver excellence in whatever you do On...Read moree gradually follows all values which are the pillars of Lumeire which help you in your personal life too. Lumière offers you learning on different subjects. Working in multi sector projects is exciting. The work culture and people here are supportive, cooperative and full of life!
Sonam Salve has done her BMS (Grad.) and is an MBA (HR). She has managed the HR function in the hospitality sector. Fluent in English, Hindi & Marathi, she is a bundle of energy and can - do, ready to take up new and challenging tasks. Sonam is hungry to learn, with a sense of ownership. Of her Lumière experience she says: 'It's been amazing to be a part of l. It has been a growth experience for...Read more me. I have learnt many things from the bottom up, which is really thrilling. Everyday I gain knowledge and the experience. Each Monday Learning Session adds to awareness on different subjects. The support and feedback I get from seniors is commendable. It encourages me to be effective & more result-oriented.
An MBA (HR) and a post graduate in Microbiology, Shagun has worked in the education field for above 10 years. She firmly believes that learning is a continual process. This positive, curious, learnable eager beaver is a mother of two boys. She chose to look after her 5 and 4 year old boys at home and work with commitment. She says, 'Lumière has been a platform to test my knowledge and abilities a...Read mores part of highly competent teams while retaining my self-respect as an individual. Here each project assigned is a lovely challenge to scale allowing the team to share a delightful bounty of collective learning. Thank you Lumière, for bringing light and insight into my life!'
Swati joined l on 24th June 2014, her mother's birthday. BSc (Biotech) and MBA (Marketing), Swati is fluent in English and Hindi. An ace story-teller, Swati moderates and presents with 'lan. About coming to work at l, she says, 'I always look forward to a new thing that i am going to learn, how am i going to utilize my day today & making myself better than yesterday'. Swati advocates l by saying, ...Read more'l is the best place to learn. It offers you a great learning & growth not only in your professional life but also helps you grow as an individual'. To a prospective client, she 'sells' l with 'when we take up a project, we put our best efforts to it successful. We are the Dependables'. She sums up her experience with, 'I have never been so excited to work, to explore & to learn. The happiness & satisfaction that i get out of my work makes everything really special about l'
Pradnya is a Bachelors in Botany and Masters in Anthropology. Fluent with English, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada, Pradnya is a bundle of energy. Passionate about ethnography & photography, her research trips close with interesting photo evidence. Of her Lumière experience she writes, "It's been more than a year that I am associated with Lumière and it feels great. Lumière has boosted my confidenc...Read moree and really helped me grow professionally and personally. You meet new people & learn something new everyday. It's like an educational institution cum professional organization. Working at Lumière allows you to think in different creative, innovative ways which one otherwise you may not think of. It's wonderful to be a part of the Lumière family. Lumière for me: L-Light U-Unique way of working M-Magnanimous I-Insightful E-Energetic R-Robust systems E-Extraordinary ...a perfect tonic to develop your left & right brain :)
Ashmita is a B.E. Computers, PGDM (IT) and is fluent in: English, Hindi, Bengali, and understands Marathi A topper, came to us straight from campus, a departure from the norm. She is now well-entrenched in the Lumière way. Of her Lumière experience, she says, "Lumière is where I started my career. Before joining, I knew I wanted a challenge, something that would keep my attention, provide amp...Read morele opportunities to grow, and endless possibilities to learn. That's exactly what I get in Lumière. This place provides the perfect platform to take initiatives and cultivate your grey cells. Every day I have the opportunity to work with experienced and talented people across many industries in a working environment that emphasises knowledge sharing, teamwork and collaboration. With every project that comes in, there is enthusiasm. Coming up with solutions for a client really does challenge you to think out of the box, so you will never be complacent in this position. If you have a desire to learn and excel, Lumière is the place to be!"