In India women still need to raise our hands to get noticed asserts Debjani Ghosh, Intel’s South Asia Managing Director. Talking of female leaders in the boardrooms, she reflects on how challenging the Indian corporate environment can get. Despite the troughs she insists the only way to the top is through hard work.
Citibank India’s Anuranjita Kumar’s new book Can I Have It All reflects on the trials and triumphs of a woman at the workplace. She reflects on how marriage, mobility and maternity are a blow to mid-career female professionals but insists work-life balance isn’t a figment of imagination. Kumar and her husband Sandeep Kataria maintained a relationship across two continents between 2009 and ’11 when she was stationed in London. What does it take to make a success of such milestones in life?
Organisations are yet learning how to go from ‘doing’ diversity to being diverse. In a frank comment, JP Morgan’s Kalpana Morparia reflects on the need for genuine support for women across corporations. She insists that in the long run, gender balance should be pursued at men too may be at the receiving end of biases in society.
As President of the All India Mahila Congress, Shobha Oza has been a driving force behind the Congress party’s opposition to a proposed scrapping of the ban on night shifts for women in factories. This week on Power Women With Anna MM Vetticad, Oza — who is also a national spokesperson for the Congress — defends that controversial stance and elaborates on her concerns about the vulnerability of women factory workers. She also accepts criticism of her party’s late arrival on the social media, discusses gender sensitisation in schools and the long-term impact of reservations for women in panchayats.
Falguni Nayar is one of India’s top shot bankers who also sits on prestigious boards such as Tata Motors. She quit her active and vibrant banking career to become an entrepreneur and opened up India’s first online dedicated space for beauty and wellness called Nykaa Dot Com. SheThePeople.TV speaks to her about her deep plunge into business, risks, her rise, entrepreneurship, ups and downs.