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14 03, 2019

Managing MeToo at the workplace

By |March 14th, 2019|Women at Work|0 Comments

“I don’t want to mentor a  woman,” confessed a senior leader at a corporate I was working with for a coaching and mentoring program.”  I support women and all that but these days.  I just don’t want to be in situation where it might get uncomfortable,” he added, looking a little  embarrassed while admitting to […]

28 05, 2018

Women need to step forward

By |May 28th, 2018|Women at Work|0 Comments

Senator Madeline Albright , while introducing Hilary Clinton as the Democratic Presidential candidate said,” There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”. We all believe that women should and would support other women.

However, we have few role models or stories to bolster this idea. The stories we tell create […]

28 05, 2018

Guilt- The mother of all emotions

By |May 28th, 2018|Women at Work|0 Comments

“I sent my eight month old baby to day care and went back to work,’ confessed a young mother during a workshop. Her eyes became moist   and she flinched as though she expected the other women to  pelt her with stones, each heavy with the  words ‘ Bad Mother’.

“Why don’t fathers feel any guilt leaving […]

30 05, 2017

Does it really matter if the woman earns more

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

Read the original article on shethepeopletv here

Ok, I confess. I recently  read Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl. I decided to check out the book after hearing that the author had delved deep into the psyche of the Indian girl and claimed to represent the reality of the Indian women. In the book, the Indian girl’s first […]

30 05, 2017

Sexual harassment at the workplace

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

Some thoughts on sexual harassment along with other panelists at the Women Writers Festival in Delhi-February 2017

Read the article here

30 05, 2017

Do we really need a separate leadership program for women?

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

I  have always had mixed feelings about this whole ‘Women Leadership’ idea. A leader is a leader, I thought. Why should gender enter the picture? Surely, we look for general leadership qualities in a person and anyone who has those should be the right person for the job, whether it is in a corporate or […]

30 05, 2017

A wish for all homemakers

By |May 30th, 2017|Women at Work|0 Comments

 

Mira Rajput, who few people, including me, had heard of is suddenly in the news for her  comments about her life choices and especially the statement referring to her role as a mother, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with her and rush off to work. She  is not a puppy, I […]

16 02, 2016

The grass is not greener: Stay at home vs Working mothers

By |February 16th, 2016|Women at Work|0 Comments

I am relaxing on my couch watching ‘The Intern’ on DVD. Robert De Niro, plays the eternally affable Ben Whitaker who joins About the Fit, an internet start-up as The Intern. He is 70, his boss Jules Ostin, played by a stylish but stressed Anne Hathaway is a 30 something woman.

Ben is escorting his employer’s […]

30 09, 2015

Why we love to hate the Lady Mukerjea

By |September 30th, 2015|Women at Work|0 Comments

Indrani Mukherjea is doomed. Even before any tangible evidence comes to light, even before a court hearing, before she makes any kind of statement, she has already been judged. The case has been a bonanza for the TRP hungry news channels. The story has captured the attention and imagination of a nation. How can a […]

11 08, 2015

Can I have it all?

By |August 11th, 2015|Women at Work|0 Comments

A talk with Anuranjita Kumar, author and Head of Human Resources in Citibank

Can I have it all? This is a question that every woman contemplating a career invariably asks herself. Is it really possible to rise to the top of my field, bring up intelligent ,well behaved children, maintain a loving relationship with my spouse […]