BigPanda VP Named Woman of Influence for 2021
June 29, 2021
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BigPanda announced the Silicon Valley Business Journal has named Rehmat (Rehm) Kharal, VP of Global Sales Enablement, as one of 2021’s Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.

The entire list was unveiled in the June 18 issue of the Business Journal. Kharal will also be celebrated during a special virtual event on June 30.

BigPanda has doubled the size of its field and significantly increased its partner growth, making Kharal’s role incredibly critical for the company. Kharal brings deep expertise in sales, channel and customer enablement, and she prides herself on making courses and content fun and easy to consume.

Kharal also leads the Women In Tech initiative at BigPanda, and she has received numerous honors throughout her career, among them the Drum Major President’s Service Award from Barack Obama for her work with schools, police departments and hospitals in dispelling bias against minority communities.

For more than a decade, the Silicon Valley Business Journal has been celebrating the accomplishments and impact that women have had on business and the community throughout the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area as well the Monterey Bay region. The outstanding women chosen to be honored each year represent a cross-section of entities in the region, including public corporations, private companies, nonprofits and local governments.

“This year’s Women of Influence class is the most diverse we’ve ever had, which is a reflection both of the dynamic diversity in Silicon Valley as well as the rise of women from all backgrounds into greater positions of leadership,” said J. Jennings Moss, SVBJ’s Editor-in-Chief and GM. “This is truly an impressive, inspiring and, yes, influential group of professionals.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful to be recognized by Silicon Valley Business Journal — it’s an extreme honor,” Kharal said. “My secret weapon has always been to try to put my best foot forward, whether I am presenting to the Queen or to a girl scout. That philosophy has helped guide me through my career, and I am very proud of the opportunities I have received as a result.”

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