The Glass Ceiling between Maternity and Paternity Leave

“Diversity and Inclusion” are the two most talked about words in today’s world and more so in the corporate world with respect to women. A genuine effort is being made by organizations to encourage women in leadership roles by having specialised programmes to achieve the…

Read more »

Can I make it in the world being who I am?

“If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?” “Be a man!” The question was asked by my friend to his mother, a well-accomplished leader who retired as a Business Head in her organization. A superwoman, in my eyes, from every…

Read more »

States Notify Crèche Rules: How Can Companies Be Compliant?

In light of recent notifications on crèche rules from states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Kerala, which covers a large share of corporate India and public interest litigations (PILs) being filed by employees, companies are taking cognizance of the crèche provision under the Maternity Benefit…

Read more »

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. With the Maternity Benefit Bill, we see the government taking these same small baby steps: to…

Read more »

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. Most organizations have embraced the agenda, but I see very few…

Read more »