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In life, we are often told that the path to success is a steep and treacherous climb. A journey fraught with obstacles and challenges that test our resolve, our character, and our determination. But within those challenges lies the opportunity for greatness, and it is in the face of adversity that true leaders emerge. Neelima's story, as told in "Climb, Lead, Succeed," is a testament to the power of the human spirit, the strength of resilience, and the boundless potential that lies within each of us.


I was first introduced to Neelima's story during a casual conversation with a friend. They mentioned a remarkable woman from a small town in India who had not only broken through barriers but had shattered them with a tenacity and grace that left a lasting impression on all who crossed her path. As I delved deeper into her narrative, I couldn't help but be drawn to her unique style of storytelling, one that is direct, authentic, inspiring, and endearing all at once.


In "Climb, Lead, Succeed," Neelima takes us on an extraordinary journey through her life—a life that began in a modest small town in India and eventually led her to the bustling streets of Silicon Valley and the vibrant neighborhoods of Toronto. Along the way, she faced challenges that would have deterred many, but Neelima's determination was unshakable.


Her journey is the quintessential underdog story, one that resonates with anyone who has ever aspired to reach greater heights. Neelima's story is not just about her individual success; it is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to overcome adversity, break through barriers, and carve a path towards excellence. It is a story that reaffirms the belief that where you start in life should never limit where you can go.


But "Climb, Lead, Succeed" is more than just a biography—it is a treasure trove of leadership lessons distilled from Neelima's remarkable journey. Through her personal experiences, she offers insights and strategies that are as original as they are practical. Her wisdom is not derived from textbooks or business seminars but from the hard-earned lessons of navigating the real world.


Neelima's book delves into the core principles of leadership—resilience, risk-taking, ambition, and adaptability—qualities that she has not only cultivated but mastered. Her ten pragmatic strategies are like a roadmap, guiding us through the often-turbulent terrain of leadership, with Neelima as our trusted guide.


What sets "Climb, Lead, Succeed" apart is its uniquely relatable tone. Unlike the typical advice doled out in business schools, Neelima's words resonate with authenticity. She understands that leadership is not just about managing a team or making strategic decisions; it's also about managing what's going on inside our heads. How can we lead others effectively if we haven't first learned to lead ourselves? Her deep dive into the inner game of leadership is a testament to her understanding of the holistic nature of leadership.


The concept of a superpower is often tossed around in leadership training, but Neelima makes it real. She doesn't draw examples from her workplace; instead, she brings it home—literally. Her experiences within her family serve as powerful illustrations of the principles she imparts. It's a reminder that leadership is not confined to the boardroom; it permeates every aspect of our lives.


One of the most significant highlights of "Climb, Lead, Succeed" is Neelima's invaluable advice on beating the impostor syndrome. This is a hurdle that many women who rise to corporate leadership roles confront. Her insights on overcoming self-doubt and insecurity are not just empowering; they're liberating. Neelima's ability to distill complex emotional struggles into actionable steps is a testament to her ability to connect with her readers on a deeply personal level.


Another gem within the pages of this book is her framework for building a personal brand. This is not just another vague concept; it's a practical guide that even the most seasoned leaders can benefit from. Neelima understands that in today's world, where competition is fierce and attention spans are short, a strong personal brand can set you apart. Her advice is actionable and results-driven.


As you embark on this journey through "Climb, Lead, Succeed," prepare to be inspired, challenged, and enlightened. Neelima's story is a testament to the extraordinary potential that lies within each of us, waiting to be unlocked. Her journey from a small town in India to the upper echelons of Silicon Valley and Toronto is a reminder that with determination, resilience, and the right mindset, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve greatness.


In closing, let "Climb, Lead, Succeed" be your guide on your own journey of leadership and personal growth. Neelima's story is a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of the human spirit, and a reminder that no dream is too big, no obstacle too daunting, and no goal too distant to be achieved. May her words inspire you to climb higher, lead with purpose, and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Ravi Venkatesan | CEO Cantaloupe Inc. | Atlanta, Georgia



Anna Radulovski |

Founder & CEO WomenTech Network

| San Francisco, California

"Neelima Mangal's 'Climb, Lead, Succeed' is a stirring narrative of ambition, resilience, and triumph. It is a powerful reminder that with determination and the right support, no dream is too big. A must-read for anyone seeking inspiration to chase their dreams fearlessly. In "Climb, Lead, Succeed," Neelima Mangal takes us on a deeply personal journey, tracing her path from a small town in India to the bustling tech hubs of North America. Her story is a testament to the power of determination, resilience, and a never-give-up attitude.  It's an honour to introduce you to Neelima's world, where dreams take flight, and every challenge is another stepping stone toward success."
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Neelima Mangal, the author of this comprehensive guide, invites you to embark on a transformative journey.  I have worked with her for multiple projects at a client site and witnessed her transformation to a leader. Through her personal experiences and wisdom, she offers insights and strategies to help you overcome obstacles, shatter glass ceilings, and pave your way to leadership and success. As you turn the pages of "Climb, Lead, Succeed," you'll find not only inspiration but also practical tools to empower your journey.So, if you've ever felt uncertain in the face of unfamiliar territories or the weight of bias, remember that you're not alone. With this book as your companion, you have the power to climb, lead, and succeed. Your journey starts here.
“She tops to conquer" was the first thought that crossed my mind the moment I saw Neelima's book "Climb Lead Succeed". Her works would go into history as one of the greatest modern-day contemporary women who showed the world what a simple small-town girl can do to achieve success and happiness. This book is a must-read for every girl, every woman and every man who aspires to set things right within their own lives and in the lives of others. Focus, determination, grit and goodness are the hallmarks one can take away from this book. In fact, it would be a spoiler to say anything further and I must admit that the 10 tools for achieving success are truly intriguing.”

- Prof Vijay Kumar Jayaram | The Management Messiah | Corporate Training, CEO Coaching & Mentorship for Entrepreneurs 

Numerous factors play a role in perpetuating gender disparities within the tech industry, such as disparities in compensation, inherent biases in the recruitment and advancement processes, and a scarcity of female tech professionals serving as role models and mentors. Neelima Mangal is a tireless advocate for women in technology, and a great inspiration. 👏🏼


I had the privilege of working with Neelima in previous endeavors, and it fills me with immense pride to witness her enthusiastic involvement with Forbes via the Technology Council. Furthermore, her recent achievement of authoring the newly launched book 'Climb, Lead, Succeed,' which provides a comprehensive guide to empower women in their careers, is truly commendable. Check it out:


It's important to call out the underrepresentation of women in tech for a number of reasons. First, it's simply unfair and unequal. Women should have the same opportunities as men in the tech industry. Second, it's a huge waste of talent and potential. There are a lot of amazing women out there who could be making valuable contributions to the tech industry, but they're not given the chance to do so. Third, having more diversity in tech can lead to more innovative and creative solutions. Finally, there's a business case for it - studies have shown that companies with more diverse teams tend to perform better financially.


#WomeninTech #WomeninBusiness #WomenofColorinBusiness #pharmaceuticals #Forbes

- Claude Wadington| Senior Director, Commercial Transformation – Trueblue | Birmingham City University | Lisbon Metropolitan Area,  Portugal


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