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Smitashree Menon, Founder and CEO, theboardiQ LLC

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Americas Subject Matter Expertise; Full Life-cycle Executive Recruiting; theboardiQ Market Intelligence; Visioning and Strategy Playbooks, Coaching for Success Module, Proprietary Generational Identity Based Cultural Assimilation Tool


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A Strategic HR Tech Champion who thrives in bridging worlds at the intersection of Inclusion, Tech Innovation, Sustainability & Transformation, weaving 30+ years of leadership across Motorola (Google, Lenovo) including serving on their Boards, MetLife, Sun Microsystems & IBM. 


With theboardiQ, a zero-code platform that envisages a world where your board and executive team reflects the diversity of your customers, with a mission to achieve égalité, we leverage AI-powered insights for faster, accurate and economical solutions. I believe I can lend my subject matter expertise and my Board-level experience to fuel strategic foresight, guiding organizations towards a more equitable & sustainable future leveraging technology as a force for good.

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“Very professional, very responsive, very effective!.“

President & Chief Business Officer, Apollo Tyres

The journey

theboardiQ LLC

The Scientist

Start up

theboardiQ LLC - Creating a world where your board and executive team reflects the diversity of your customers and drives true, sustainable impact. A world where finding the perfect mix of experience and future-focused talent is swift, efficient, and aligns with your values. theboardiQ makes this a reality. Our cutting-edge, zero-code platform unlocks a global network of ready-now and future-ready leaders, experts in inclusion, sustainability, tech innovation, and transformation. We are on a mission to achieve égalité, a state of true equality.

The Techie

Big Tech

Motorola | Google | Lenovo

Sun Microsystems


Motorola | Google | Lenovo - Business HR Lead - Global Software Centers; Global Diversity and Inclusion, Learning, Program Management; Asia Pacific HR Director; Member, Board - India Legal Entities; Head - Talent Acquisition, Indian Sub-continent and AP Emerging Countries; Organization transformation – strong business partnering in building a culture focused on innovation and high performance

Sun Microsystems - as Head-HR (India Engineering Center) - Setting up of HR processes and systems in a startup environment (IEC started operations in 1999 and had grown to 1100 engineers by 2004, the largest center outside of the US);

IBM - Instrumental in setting up from scratch, the “Solutions Research Center” at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Campus (first high tech specialized Lab for IBM in India) – including the HR strategy for acquiring top research talent including PhDs globally;

The Innovator

Financial Services


Phoenix Global Solutions (a subsidiary of Phoenix Home Life Connecticut)

MetLife - Evolved successful strategy to attract and retain talent in a highly competitive environment taking the workforce from 150 employees to 2500 employees and 10000 agents located in 43 branch offices across the country, in a span of 12 months; Only International employee (from amongst 117000 employees) to be elevated to the Global Leadership Accreditation Program run by Smith College, Northampton, MA in 2006.

Phoenix - Set up HR processes and systems in a startup environment; Successful model for bringing in PHL global HR practices and adapting them to the India environment.

The Communicator

Strategy Consulting

theboardiQ LLC

Positive Moves Consulting

Business Strategy Playbooks and Execution; Performance Driven Vision & Culture of Excellence; Analytics and Performance Metrics; Integrated Talent Management – Full Lifecycle; Compensation and Benefits Design – Impact Driven; Sustainability Driven Impact Initiatives; Coaching for Success (Proprietary); Contextual Learning & Leadership Paths(Proprietary); HR Technology Product Management and Implementation; Generational Identity Values Assessment(Proprietary);

Board Excellence

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