Prior to Korn Ferry, Ms. Rao was at Cognizant, accountable for launching and growing the Workforce Transformation service offering to support clients on their Digital Strategy journey.
As the Venture Leader for a digital learning platform - CasKade, Ms. Rao led from initial conception, funding and product development, through steady state. Formulated the product and patented the technology powering them; raised three rounds of funding. Drove business operations and technology; growing to over 50 corporate customers.
Directed the learning and content business strategy managing a global team of 750. She partnered & counseled clients to assess needs, build future of learning roadmaps, align interventions with objectives, develop strategy in support of organizational goals and establish program delivery metrics for senior client executives.
Ms. Rao earned her bachelor's degree in Science from Bangalore University and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, earning her master’s degree in Public Management.
Professional memberships include : ATD, WITI (Women in Technology Industry), TWC (Technology Work Force Coalition).