Vishakha RM has helmed IndiaFirst Life Insurance as its MD & CEO since March 2015. Under her strong leadership, the company has recorded a significant growth rate and steadily risen in industry ranking.Vishakha has ranked among the Top 50 of Fortune India’s ‘Most Powerful Women’ in business three times in a row. She has also been bestowed with ‘Most Influential Woman’ by the Business World magazine. Vishakha has been enlisted as a trailblazer amongst contemporaries across industries by prestigious publications such as Forbes India and Business Today.A thought leader, Vishakha co-chairs the Pension and Insurance committee of CII. She is also an esteemed member of National Council on Insurance (ASSOCHAM), a committee member of FICCI, and a Charter Member of Exqualifi by AIWMI. She is an independent Director on the board of NRB Bearings Private Limited. She also has been on the executive committee of Life Insurance Council.In this episode I talk to Vishakha about her professional journey, getting into Insurance Industry, experiences and challenges of working in an industry typically dominated by males, getting to the top position. We also talk about Covid-19, its impact on the business, the response and leveraging technology to stay ahead. She also shares couple of really interesting stories from her career that had deep impact on her as a person.