Atlassian partners with former Indian women skipper Mithali Raj
Atlassian Corporation Plc, a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software and the maker of Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket and Trello products, has announced its partnership with Mithali Raj, the former captain of the India women’s national cricket team to further expand its talent brand initiative in India. The partnership aims to drive Atlassian’s teamwork mission forward in India and support its goal of recruiting top female tech talent.
From medicine and space travel to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian’s products help teams all over the planet advance humanity through the power of software. Atlassian and Mithali share common synergies, most notably a passion and dedication towards teamwork. The company which has been routinely recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in India by the Great Place to Work Institute and also India’s Best Workplaces for Women, has built a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy as part of its unique culture.
Considered to be one of the greatest female cricketers ever, Mithali is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 7,000-run mark in Women's One Day International matches. She is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World, Arjuna Award, the Padma Shri, and Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna, all by the Government of India.
Dinesh Ajmera, Site Lead and Head of Engineering, India, Atlassian said, “We are delighted to work with Mithali Raj in our quest to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation at Atlassian. Playing as a team has always been at the core of what we do and is a key value of our organisation. As an iconic female leader, Mithali has built her successful career by managing teams and helping them perform at their best under challenging situations. At Atlassian, we believe in a very similar mission - to unleash the potential of all teams - and our products deliver on this proposition.”
Speaking about the brand association, Mithali Raj said, “I’m excited to partner with Atlassian, a company which stands for teamwork, innovation, and great culture. The company is known to invest in its employee growth, by providing mentoring opportunities for them to experiment and innovate. Starting off as a young cricketer, I can relate to the importance of having mentors to guide and support me on my journey. The values at Atlassian resonate closely with how I have shaped my 20-year career that coincides with their two-decade-long success journey since inception. As a captain, it was not about scoring 100 runs, but to lead every player in our team to maximize their innate potential, which is the essence of teamwork.”
Atlassian, which established a local presence in 2018 in Bengaluru, India has grown its office into a world-class R&D center of over 1,000 employees and continues to hire the smartest technical minds and top talent in the market. The company believes in open work for all teams and brings it to life through its practices, by making an effort to work, communicate, and collaborate openly every day.