As the Master of Ceremonies and Event Host at a recent Singapore conference with over 120 academics and working professionals, Dr Ramachandran was one of five speakers on the program agenda. I can state from my front row vantage point that she hit the mark with her message of hope, magnificence and impact that professional women in Academia and Sciences bring to local and global communities. Lakshmi has a wonderful presence as a keynote speaker, a cadence in her presentation that is easy to follow and wonderful stories of courage, compassion and never giving up on ones dreams to make a difference. She did a great job of inspiring the attendees and her timing in her TEDx style presentation was spot on. Her words and style are what helped us to receive a standing ovation once the conference concluded. After hearing her first hand as the MC / event host at this SE Asia conference I highly recommend Lakshmi as a speaker to inspire any audience to live more fulfilling lives.
I have been an avid follower of Dr. Lakshmi Ramachandran’s career path since I heard her frank and engrossing talk about the leaky career pipeline that women face and how she has dealt with it in her career, which was presented at the NUS Mechanobiology institute. Her stupendous growth as a scientist, STEM researcher, scientific writer, an author, keynote speaker while also giving importance to one’s own personal growth is sure to inspire many more women in following their dreams of achieving that seemingly impossible, life-work integration! One personal quality that I admire in her, is that she is not afraid to show her vulnerable side, and openly discuss about her insecurities and issues that she faced in her career path- something which each woman can relate to, and how she successfully overcame all that to become stronger and better! The world could do with more such strong women like her on the forefront!