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(…)
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A woman from Mumbai has taken her husband to court for his alleged addiction to pornography. According to her petition filed in the Supreme Court, “Her matrimonial life has been destroyed as her husband became addicted to online pornography.” Her petition also demands that the court ask the Centre to take immediate steps to ban(…)