Read about Dhanya Chandrasekharan

Dhanya Chandrasekharan
Information Systems Assistant
Information Management, Communications and Technology Section, Division of Administration, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


What brought you to a career in technology at the United Nations?

It always had been my dream to work with the UN and I felt privileged when an opportunity came on my way. Additionally, the position was equally exciting with opportunities to learn and grow. Being a part of the UN family now, I enjoy every bit of it.


What has been your favorite technology project or initiative at the United Nations and why? What was your contribution?

Our team undertook the challenge of migrating the websites from the data centre to the Azure cloud. Coordinating with the stakeholders, identifying and escalating the issues to respective technical focal points, managing the downtime, coordinating UAT and upgrading tasks within tough deadlines were some of the key challenges that I faced.


What advice would you give women interested in pursuing a field in technology?

Always be optimistic about your career growth and keep your brain and heart open to learn and grow. Be passionate and honest in your job.