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Women and their love- hate relationship with Power

Women and their love- hate relationship with Power

I remember how as a junior associate I hated going to her meetings. My boss, Anne three levels up, had this way of dominating the entire meeting. If a shared services meeting wasn’t going well, she would somehow make it about herself. Of how the team was...

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Women and their love- hate relationship with Power

Women and their love- hate relationship with Power

I remember how as a junior associate I hated going to her meetings. My boss, Anne three levels up, had this way of dominating the entire meeting. If a shared services meeting wasn’t going well, she would somehow make it about herself. Of how the team was...

Look at ME- Not as a Woman- as a Person

First there was the #metoo movement. It began with women sharing their fears, stories and finding strength in each other. Today it has men too sharing their stories. Gender is fast becoming a blurred line, it is more about choice and what you want to...

How does women mentoring women change the world?

This is a post from Jacinda Ardern’s Facebook wall dated 10th Aug 2017. She’s thanking Annette King for having stood by her during her entire election campaign. King and Ardern traveled together throughout the latter’s campaign. King is one of Australia’s...

A Mentor’s Year-End Reflection

Just over a year ago, I started volunteering with Thrive with Mentoring, coming on board as a mentor in April 2018. What have I learned through this experience? My mentee was in Mumbai while I was in Hyderabad for half the mentorship year and then in Germany. So this...

Bossing Together- Women supporting women

An upset woman walks into a washroom. 10 minutes later she walks out, make up fixed, compliments lighting up her face and with 4 new friends. That’s how you boss together. Women sign up for mentoring sessions and don’t show up. They say that they had a business trip...

How does mentorship serve as a bias interruptor?

Early last month, I had written about how mentoring serves to disable stereotypes. Based on my experiences in the last couple of weeks, I want to take this a step further and talk about how mentorship can serve as a bias interruptor. I was at the airport, and this...

Women- the evolving definition of Daring Leaders

Changing the world doesn't require women to mirror men. It demands that women exercise what has long been regarded as their leadership abilities – sensitivity, perceptiveness, connectedness and compassion – which measurably impact outcomes. 2019 sees the highest...

See It, Be It- Structured Mentoring

I had a mentor in my early 20s, and the most significant thing that she taught me was “to own it”. I remember how she would brief me for a project and I would rush off to do it. I just had to get it done in the shortest possible time in the best possible way. In spite...

So you are a mentor : Now what?

What made you become a mentor? Maybe you wanted to extend your reach and impact beyond the quotidian. Maybe you experienced the benefits of mentoring and wanted to give back. And what’s next once you don this mantle? You might be oscillating between teaching,...

How to get more women in your corner?

  Mentorship is a form of social capital. Research has shown time and again that those who know how to ask for it and those who receive mentorship do far better in their professional and personal lives than those who don’t. In a 5 year study Gartner study published in...

Embrace Imbalance

  As children, regardless of gender, we learn to balance the demands on our time-- homework, extracurricular activities, playtime, hobbies. Other responsibilities slowly get added into the mix: chores, errands, earning opportunities. Adulting thus becomes synonymous...

How to address Habits that keep women stuck?

  Women have been schooled all through their lives to not attract attention to themselves, so much so that as women we have forgotten to pay attention to ourselves. In an effort to embed humility into our character, what really has been sown are seeds of self- doubt....

A mentor will help you succeed quicker

If not now, when? A mentor will help you succeed quicker, and save you from a few missteps. Do you know your real potential? Sadly most of us underestimate the power we naturally have within ourselves. But you are never too old, nor is it too late to discover what you...

Why We Get in Our Own Way – Self Sabotaging

Being in the business of mentoring people, we many a times discover amazing personalities rocking the world with their super-charged cutting-edge actions and impactful thought process. Such kind of splendidly noteworthy personas that we come across make us think "What...

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