Interview with Ms. Yogita Tulsiani, Director and Co-founder of iXceed Solutions
With a Master’s in Business Administration from ISB, Hyderabad, Yogita Tulsiani has over a decade of experience in Business Development and Consultancy, working across various industries in the UK, USA, Europe and APAC.
Her portfolio includes an impressive list of clients from the Financial Services, Telecom, Retail, Information Technology and Learning industries, such as Genpact Headstrong and HP.
As the Director of IXCEED, Yogita’s current role is the culmination of various positions she has held throughout her career, which have focused on global expansion and exponential revenue growth.
She has been instrumental in initiating new lines of business and has already proven her mettle by implementing growth patterns in her current role.
Yogita identified a significant gap in the talent market, specifically in the Indian business scenario in the UK market, which was struggling to recruit effective tech talent. IXCEED, under Yogita’s leadership, efficiently addressed this pain point and helped the top ten Indian technology businesses improve their footprint in European markets.
During her tenure, Yogita has doubled the company’s revenue and team size, with a 200% growth in consultants.
Her mentorship has enabled the company to approach sustainable growth in terms of people, processes, and policies. She is skilled at bringing cost benefits and effective strategies to stay ahead of the competition.
Yogita’s mission is to achieve 100% YOY growth in the next five years, with revenue of over £100 M, and become the employer of choice across the UK and India.
Tell us a little about yourself
Yogita Tulsiani: I was a passionate individual from the beginning and always aspired to excel be it academics, extracurriculars or my jobs.
I did win numerous awards and accolades throughout my academic and professional life. I did my schooling from Holy Child School and pursued engineering from the prestigious Delhi Institute of Technology, ( now called NSIT ).
Thereafter I did my MBA from the very prestigious Indian School Of Business ( ISB , Hyderabad). Being the first female to venture on an entrepreneurial journey in my family after spending more than a decade working in stable jobs, was not an easy move.
I have more than a decade of experience in business development and consulting across various industries in the UK, USA, Europe, and APAC. I have been instrumental in creating a new line of business.
Kindly brief us about iXceed Solutions, its specialization, and the services that it offers
Yogita Tulsiani: Being the first female to venture on an entrepreneurial journey in my family after spending more than a decade working in stable jobs , was not an easy move.
I have more than a decade of experience in business development and consulting across various industries in the UK, USA, Europe, and APAC.
I have been instrumental in creating a new line of business.WE uses Artificial Intelligence-based recruitment solutions to create a best-in-class experience for both the clients and candidates .
Our primary focus is providing Top Talent, Digital and Enterprise Solutions in Technology, IT Consulting, Engineering Consulting domains across a variety of industries.
We have reinforced our position as a European Talent Solutions provider in the Digital Transformation space.
Our Artificial Intelligence-based recruitment solutions create best-in-class experience for both our clients and candidates.
We are a specialist provider of Talent Services, Managed Talent Solutions, Digital Marketing Solutions, and Enterprise Services. Enterprise Solutions expertise in AI, Machine learning, RPA, BPM, and Automation Testing solutions.
Our Services consist of, Talent Services, Managed Talent Solutions, Digital Marketing Services and Enterprise Solutions.
What inspired you to start your own tech recruitment company?
Yogita Tulsiani: I started my journey in this industry because of the gaps and issues I observed . I realized that technology is reshaping the economy since major players in every industry bank heavily on technology for not only automation but also to introduce process efficiencies and create innovations.
There was a massive gap in the technology skill market. People were not getting the right jobs as per their skill set and ability.
Witnessing such a state of affairs, I decided to create valuable relationships for clients and candidates by providing efficient talent solutions.
I’ve always wanted to work for my own self, as I like creativity, freedom and want to explore new things.
I also love the challenges that come with entrepreneurship and the joy of success is high. I am interested in creating value to the ecosystem , generate employment and touch peoples lives positively
I always wanted to make an impact. I have always been intrigued by success stories of all the successful entrepreneurs.
You see – It’s fascinating how you build something from the scratch to build an empire. It takes a lot of courage, planning, perseverance, hard work, team work, combined with good strategy & execution skills.
The challenges faced as a woman in tech
A-As a woman entrepreneur , I observed many challenges :
- Low Acceptance of women entrepreneurs
- Female entrepreneurs are judged to be less competent than their male peers.
- Society believes women possess low leadership skills:
- I have been judged & criticized for my choices
- Women have an additional responsibility for house and kids and young kids need a lot of attention in their formative years
- Juggling career with family is like a tightrope walk
What do you think are the key elements of a successful recruitment process?
Yogita Tulsiani: One of the largest and most significant issues every organisation will encounter is attracting and keeping talent.
With unemployment rates at just 4%, on average, according to The Office of National Statistics, establishing and implementing an effective recruitment strategy is essential.
The procedure itself can appear difficult and drawn out, but in this there are few major elements like Identify the position, Candidate Attraction, Interviewing & selling the position and many more.
What do you think is the future of tech recruitment?
Yogita Tulsiani: Well the future of recruitment is all about technology and making the strategies according to that. The recent developments in technology is ChatGPT 4 that force the HR to change their strategies and it will help in saving time and many more.
What was the inspiration behind turning an entrepreneur
Yogita Tulsiani: Well, I always wanted to do something different and my own. I draw a lot of inspiration from Indira Nooyi as she is my role model.
Also, my mother has been my greatest source of inspiration. She had faced a lot of hardships in life bringing us up due to the circumstances we were in.
She always motived us to be strong, believe in ourselves and the hard work we do and leave the rest to God. She taught me to work relentlessly towards my goals.
What advice she would give to other women starting out in tech
Yogita Tulsiani: Well I advise aspiring women entrepreneurs that never underestimate your own strength and power. Always believe in yourself and be hardworking and passionate.
What is your success tips for women entrepreneurs
Yogita Tulsiani: well, I think my passion, hardworking, sensitive and intelligent is my key mantra of success.
I love to see people succeed and would try to do everything possible to help them achieve their goals. I also believe in collective growth and creating a win- win situation for everyone involved.
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