Chandi Dharmaratne

She may be a devoted mom who wears her heart on her sleeve, but the Senior Director of HR at Virtusa is a hero in high heels

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Tolerance, because it celebrates mediocrity and not excellence

On what occasion do you lie?
Only if I’m asked my age

Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My husband and my two beautiful daughters

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
I’d love to host Elon Musk and pick his brain on how an entrepreneur can lead REAL change in this world

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A day I clear all my emails, Yammer posts and meetings – to sit down and get some work done

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
Th e opportunities I’ve had to touch people’s lives and make an impact

What is your most marked characteristic?
Getting things done, no matter what challenges or roadblocks are in the way

What is your most treasured possession?
My two daughters

What is your natural talent?
Cooking (whenever I’m entrusted with the task)

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Wearing my heart on my sleeve

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Th e lack of drive or the enthusiasm to make a difference

What do you wish you had right now?
Th e superpower to travel through time

Where would you like to live?
Anywhere with my family and access to Wi-Fi

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My love for uncomfortably high heels

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
As myself and see everyone go “Not again!”

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Anything starting with ‘Her Ladyship’