STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Build Your Career and Your Worth, Not Just Your Relationship with Your Manager


Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Build Your Career and Your Worth, Not Just Your Relationship with Your Manager

Change in organizational structure, especially your direct manager, can be very stressful and life altering. After all, people leave managers, not companies right? Aprajita Mathur would disagree. Change is hard for all of us and sometimes losing the person with whom we were so closely aligned and working can be hard to successfully navigate. Aprajita has been blessed to have had over 15+ managers in her career, an average burn rate of 1.5 years or less. Though this was a challenging path at the start of her career, having this vast experience has taught her what really matters in the long run. It's also shown her how to build your career and worth, without relying solely on the relationship you have with your manager. Join Aprajita as she shares management styles she has most commonly seen and the associated love/(work) language for them. You will also see how to navigate a change in leadership as well as strategies to use so changes like these have the least impact on your career, your worth, and your stress levels. Aprajita will work with you in a live session to build your own "navigation map" and identify action items you can take to not only be an awesome you, but also continue to grow within and outside your current organization, no matter the change.

Guardant Health

Aprajita Mathur is a mom, inventor, mentor and international speaker with an engineering background in Bioinformatics. She has more than 15+ years of software testing experience. She has worked on a wide range of products like instrument software, LIMS, integrated solutions and data analysis pipelines which are used in the fields of agriculture , transplant genomics, forensics and oncology. Currently she leads the Bioinformatics Software Test team at Guardant Health, which is a leading precision oncology company dedicated to helping conquer cancer through their proprietary blood tests, vast data sets, and advanced analytics. She also leads the chapter for “Women Who Test” in the bay area and hopes to grow this community. In her spare time, she loves to catch up on sleep and write new songs for her son.