Early Life and Education:-She is An economics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi. She did her MBA from Faculty of Management Studies in Delhi University.
Career:-IT was not Dhawan’s first choice.Like most B-school graduates, she was keen to join FMCG majors like Hindustan Lever and Asian Paints.But both companies rejected Dhawan. They did not want to appoint women for marketing. She got an offer to get in to banking at ANZ Grindlays Bank. She declined.
Dhawan’s started her career with HCL Technologies and spent 14 years learning the nuances of sales and marketing.
Then She joined IBM As Vice President , was member of company board of directors.She Joined HP as Vice President of customer solutions group,In her work she glances open the all areas of business form small to large enterprises , And was responsible fro strategic growth of Alliances and partnerships .She joined Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd in 2005 as as head of Sales & Marketing Operations. Under her responsibility Microsoft was recognized as Subsidiary of the Years IN APAC by Microsoft Corporation in 2005-2006.
She has been the Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard India Pvt Ltd. since July 1, 2008, with a portfolio that includes software engineering, research and IT services.She has been a Member of Supervisory Board of Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV since April 2012. Ms. Dhawan serves as a Director at HP India Pvt Ltd.
Personal Life:-Her husband Atul Dhawan is a partner at Deloitte Haskins. She is a mother of two young girls.