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The Amended Maternity Bill: Is The Friend In Need A Friend Indeed?

Your ten-month-old baby is taking its first baby steps. Crawling, trying to stand, falling, and finally standing without support. Your husband and you are ecstatic… or probably at work.

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Catch-22: When I Want to Take Charge but They Want Me to Take Care

What would you do if someone called you a b—– for doing your job very well?

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The Honeyed Choice

This Honeyed Choice is always at the back of my mind; beckoning me alluringly into slow pedaling on my career; making me look at my career very short term; and taking non-career enhancing decisions...

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The Myth of the Multi-Tasking Woman

Ask any woman what her key strength is and pat comes the proud reply, “Multitasking!” Ask any man what a woman’s key strength is and pat comes the approving reply, “Multitasking!” I have seen women swell up with pride at the thought of being excellent multitaskers… and shrivel up with stress!...

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The Individual Inclusion Journey

In their quest to create inclusive workplaces, organizations in India are setting in place many policies, practices and processes; the focus primarily is on addressing the differential needs of diverse groups (gender, generation, differently abled, etc) besides unconscious bias training for employees...

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Portrait of a Powerful Woman

In my previous blog I talked about the Male Feminist who is necessary to carry the gender agenda forward. Let me turn the tables and talk about some of the powerful women I have met and what they are and say

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Portrait of the Male Feminist

The Gender Inclusion journey is one sided; there are just not enough men involved. Go to any conference or event on Gender Inclusion and it is alarming to see the abysmal numbers of men.

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Too Tall For A Groom

In the groups that I run for building career skills in women, one of the sessions, focuses on mental models that limit the retention and growth of female talent in the workplaces. Some of these mental models are individually held by women, that they are able to work through & challenge. But the killer mental models that stump me and are the most difficult to break, are the ones that are held by individuals, families, communities & societies.

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Behind Every Woman

The key challenge to retaining and developing the female talent pipeline for organizations or engaging women in the global economic activity, has been of women dropping off or slow pedaling their careers.

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