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Why having women on boards is important?

In 2015, a McKinsey & Company research discovered that "businesses where females are most strongly represented on board or top management levels are also the firms that perform best on both managerial and economic results." For example, businesses with a...

YOU ARE WINNING IT.

Homemaker. Career woman. Coach. Mother to two boys. Farmer. Entrepreneur. Friend. Wife. Woman. I am sure this hasn’t even scratched the surface when it comes to listing the so very many hats that a very close friend of mine dons. Entrepreneur. Has turned...

How to lead like a woman?

Challenging for everyone is the change from being a doer to being a leader, and women face different obstacles. Most women struggle to find their own, authentic style of leadership, a style that enhances their influence rather than trapping them in an...

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,...

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