Woman in Tech of the Week: Avashna Ramnarain
Name: Avashna Ramnarain
Designation: Personal Systems Marketing Manager
Company: HP Africa
What do you do every day? I oversee the implementation of HP’s Marketing and Brand strategy – including developing the marketing strategy for new and existing HP laptops, PCs and Workstation products, management of specific campaigns, events, digital marketing, PR and Advertising.
How did you get into the tech space? My career development moved me to Johannesburg about 13 years ago where I began working as a Business Development Manager in an IT specialist private education solutions provider. With my tertiary studies focused on Media, Communications and Computer Management I then then joined HP in 2007 as a Personal Systems Marcoms Specialist.
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? Life is too short not to take risks.
What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Technology continues to evolve and keeping pace with current technology trends can be a challenge. You must start small and stay engaged. It’s important to continuously build your network, join the tech conversations on social media and ultimately be confident but humble.
What motivates you to get out of bed every day? You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unlimited enthusiasm and passion for. Passion is what drives me every day. I do what I love and love what I do. My blood is blue – HP Blue.
Who do you want to be when you grow up? Wonder Woman