One minute with ... Manisha Lath Gupta

One minute with ... Manisha Lath Gupta

Published
January 2020

In another world, Manisha Lath Gupta would’ve been a farmer — but in this one, she’s the marketing director at Uber India. Check out her 60-second Q&A on everything from the biggest career risk she’s taken to how humans can stay relevant forever.

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Interviewer: What’s the hardest part of being a woman executive in India?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: Well, you get treated like a woman all the time.

0:09

My name is Manisha Lath Gupta and I’m the marketing director for Uber India.

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Interviewer: What’s the biggest career risk you’ve taken?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: I actually gave up my career and worked for a political start-up for one year.

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Interviewer: What industry topic doesn’t get talked about enough?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: The role of women in corporate and industry.

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Interviewer: What’s the hardest part of your job?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: Keeping a bunch of 26-year-olds motivated.

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Interviewer: The most underrated part?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: Keeping a bunch of 26-year-olds motivated.

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Interviewer: What comes to mind when you hear the word, “Machine learning”?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: The future.

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Interviewer: “Programmatic”?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: The present.

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Interviewer: “Creativity”?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: The only skill that will keep humans relevant forever.

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Interviewer: What would we be surprised to find on your desk?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: A box of fruit.

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Interviewer: If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what would you be doing?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: Oh, that’s pretty simple. I would be a farmer. I actually farm on the side already. I have a 10-acre farm and I grow all my own food.

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Interviewer: What’s the best career wisdom you’ve ever received?

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Manisha Lath Gupta: To have a very high degree of self-awareness. Always keep looking at yourself objectively and seeing where you can improve.

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