Vijay Menon has been a champion of entrepreneurship for years. Through his work at TiE Global, he pushes young startup owners to take risks, get mentorship and scale up businesses.
He says diversity in the workplace has to go much beyond lip service — women in leadership positions are a win-win for all. Are Indian tech companies scoring higher than Silicon Valley in this regard? And what are some tips for entrepreneurs, regardless of gender?
SheThePeople.TV caught up with Executive Director at TiE Global, Vijay Menon, to discuss all this and what plans Tie Global has to encourage, incubate and empower women-led startups.
Vijay Menon has been a champion of entrepreneurship for years. Through his work at TiE Global, he pushes young startup owners to take risks, get mentorship and scale up businesses. He says diversity in the workplace has to go much beyond lip service — women in leadership positions are a win-win for all. Are Indian(…)
Padma Lakshmi has said on record more than once that she’s a feminist and … unlikely to be able to be friends with anyone who isn’t. I got a chance to meet her for a quick interview today and to moderate a Facebook Live with her for her publisher HarperCollins India — and she laughs when(…)
So if this New Yorker humour piece teaches you anything, it is that journalists need to be asking a whole new host of questions to keep up with this new era we seem to be living in. There was a time I thought a WTH (if not WTF) series was in order — there is so(…)
Anuradha Beniwal is a young writer — the author of Azaadi Mera Brand — and chess champion, who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, and passionately advocates for girls to step out and make shady places less so. Tracing a journey from Rohtak to London, she calls out sexism and prejudice where she(…)
There’s no point pretending you don’t have FOMO when you’re at JLF — there’s inevitably sessions and speakers you miss, whether because they’re cross-scheduled against other enticing options, or you’re up… for a session, or an interview or a mish-mash of the two. The crowds at JLF are legendary and while it can sometimes feel(…)
You don’t have to watch Dangal to feel hugely inspired by the story of the Phogat sisters. Indeed our athletes, our sportswomen make us incredibly proud, not just for the awesome feats they accomplish, but also because of the seemingly insurmountable hurdles they cross to get there. The story of the challenges their father and(…)
Every once in a while you get a reminder of your own ageing process and mortality – when the icons of your childhood are taken away. This year, it’s been a maha-unsettling, unseemly exodus… the latest to join the motley crew (wherever they are) is Carrie Fisher. She passed away at the age of 60,(…)
Madonna‘s never been one to shy away from headlines — and she’s been making the news over the past few days for sure. One was a supremely fun appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke session, which has already clocked more than 9 million views in a handful of days. She is the consummate entertainer par excellence, and teases(…)
It was on a #GivingTuesday that INARA caught my attention for the second time this year. Here’s an organisation set up by a senior international correspondent, Arwa Damon (whose reports from conflict areas in the Middle East many of us have watched for years)… an organisation dedicated to helping as many children from conflict areas(…)
The Shilpa Shetty moment this week should be ample evidence to all of you that culture does matter. Literature and reading may be important for no other reason in the 21st century than to avoid tripping up on social media. Be warned! Of course I’m joking — the point of literature, apart from elevating your(…)
SheThePeople.TV is delighted to be partnering with the Times Lit Fest Delhi this weekend, presenting a panel called The Future is Female: Women Reinventing India. We asked the Festival Director, well-known journalist and writer Sagarika Ghose for more information on the theme — India@70, the emphasis on change-makers, and of course, the names she’s most excited about!(…)
Looking at all the horrendous stats on crimes against women — and lived experiences — we thought about doing a story on ranking Indian cities, or reflecting on rankings. Here’s why Elsa Marie D’Silva of SafeCity says that’s simply not possible in this country. She also shares a handy primer on what we need to(…)