With such a varied background, what motivated you to join Signify?
D: Aside from being a big brand, and a household name, I was aware of Signify through school. We have quite a large Rutgers community at Signify. In fact, upon joining, I created a group for all Rutgers Alum to network. In the short time I was in the office, we went out to lunches together and even planned a bowling event! I believe the biggest motivator for me then was that at the time already many of my friends worked for Signify. Additionally, working for the market and industry leader as a Product Marketing Manager was extremely exciting and I knew it held so many learning opportunities! Especially as someone that grew up thinking lighting is not much more than a simple light bulb it was very exciting to get to know the many things that Signify is involved in. Fun fact, my name actually means light, and I was born on Diwali, which is the Festival of Light in India. So of course, I was intrigued by this different facet of lighting which I'd never experienced and some I never even thought about, like LiFi and UV-C!
What are some of your most memorable moments at Signify?
D: From day 1, I felt like I belonged at Signify. Starting with my team, who are all very different and unique in their own ways, and who form puzzle pieces to make one team. We all balance each other on strengths and weaknesses. From one of us being extremely technical, to another having that creativity, I loved working with them! While the Covid-19 crisis has been challenging to us all, our two times a week breakfast calls keep us all going and close to normalcy. I am literally counting down the days when I can get back to the office again, be with my team, be with all my colleagues who organically became my friends.