Kanchana Raman, President and CEO of Avion Networks, understands hard work. With just $5,000 in savings, Kanchana was determined to succeed. She moved to America at the age of 21 and took on the American Dream. Her hard work has paid off. Today, Avion Networks employs more than 800 employees and has a global presence.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, who are the most inspiring women in your life?
Personally, the most inspiring woman is my mother. She kept a smile on at all times and we never knew the challenges she had. She was our mirror and I still have great memories of growing up.
Professionally, the most inspiring woman is Marissa Meyer, former CEO Yahoo. She stands for every thing we talk about to the young girls about advancements in STEM, women in technology, and great education. She is a fearless leader with great style.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing women in business today?
The biggest challenge is facing women in business is inclusion. As women, we must add our seat to the table so we can scale our businesses.
What is the best advice you’ve received in your career?
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Be willing to work hard.
Any advice for future women business leaders?
Keep up with technology and use technology to grow and scale.
Avion Networks is an Atlanta-based, global telecom technology firm, specializing in converging communications, broadband network services, solutions and innovations. With two distinct practice areas, centered on the Telecom and Technology sectors, Avion provides value-added network planning, design, installation, optimization and deployment services. These behind-the-scene services enable seamless, anytime, anywhere access to information and entertainment. Historically, Avion’s roots originate in the Telecom Services sector, where we have played a critical role in helping to implement network infrastructures worldwide for major global operators and OEM’s. For more information on Avion Networks, visit www.avionnetworks.com