. April 16, 2019 – Page 9 – Articels

Women @ Workplace – Don’t let your strengths become your weakness

It was October 1999. I had just finished MBA and joined as a business development executive in prestigious training company. In six months of joining, I close a huge deal of an IT company for XML training. Training kicked off …


Global gender gap – the hiatus needs to be bridged

Worried about the economic gender gap? Concerned that the yawning chasm in the earnings of men and women is barely closing? Well, you have cause to be.

The Global Gender Gap Report, 2015, of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is …


Women through the lens of commercial advertising

I can say I have a more than keen interest in advertising. Having worked in Ogilvy Mumbai HR department and being with a husband who had an advertising career, I have seen the industry up, close and personal.

One of …


One Woman in every Boardroom

While conducting Interviews with CEOs for my research CEO Commitment to Diversity, I often heard the common lament. “We want to have more diversity in our boardroom. But where are the women?” We just don’t know any, when questioned why …


Don’t have a stay-at-home husband like Ki & Ka to achieve work-life balance? Here’s what you can do

As a woman, you may be as ambitious as Kia. But there’s a lesser chance that you have a husband like Kabir waiting for you back home. Usually, it’s only in the movies that we get to see a man …


Maternity Policy: India and rest of the world

In a welcome move, the Centre has announced that maternity leave in private sectors will be increased to 26 weeks from the stipulated 12 weeks. According to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 female workers are entitled to a maximum of …


Mom’s the word when it comes to these 11 crucial workplace lessons

Pull the frills apart and the workplace is nothing more than an adult sandbox. There are a few who bond well, a few who choose to stay aloof, a couple of bullies and some who stay to themselves. How do …


4 steps women can take to close the pay gap

Actress Robin Wright has been making the news recently, for demanding equal pay as her male co-star in the serial House of Cards. And for getting her demand accepted.

“I was like: ‘I want to be paid the same as …


5 ways women can help each other get ahead at work

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Women don’t often lean in on each other but there’s no reason why they shouldn’t. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted A-list celebrities to help her put across the message that female co-workers don’t have to become enemies …


How can working women help inculcate entrepreneurial skills in their kids!

Recently, while going back home my daughter told me about her day in school. She happily said that her teacher asked, “What do you want to be, when you grow up?” I asked her for her reply, and she said, …