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Women managers share inspiring stories of success and support

Chennai, March 17: The Madras Management Association last week organised its annual Women Managers’ Convention on the theme ‘The Millennial Woman’. Women from all walks of life came together to exchange notes and share stories — of success, failure, and supporting other women at the workplace and elsewhere...

March 17,2017

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Sexual harassment at workplace: Why women prefer anonymity

Three years ago, a 36-year old woman accused her superior at a newspaper of sexual misconduct. He would not only allegedly make sexually coloured remarks, but also insist that she accompany him to his hotel room during field work. She was sacked and hasn’t found a job since.

March 17,2017

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2017 Best Companies for Women in India initiative launched; Calls for participation from companies in India Inc

100 Best Companies for Women in India 2017, a pioneering initiative to benchmark India Inc’s women inclusive practices, is inviting nominations for its second edition. The program recognizes and rewards best practices of companies across industry segments...

March 09,2017

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Women from weaker sections hold on to jobs

Mumbai: Women's attrition remains a big challenge for companies. Tapping into the vast potential of women from underprivileged sections of society could provide the requisite solution through simple methods of creating career intentional initiatives...

March 08,2017

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Does going digital mean even fewer women in the workforce?

International Women’s Day is here and for those of us who work for gender diversity, it is among the busiest of seasons. Juggling time on my calendar to attend the ‘office-warming’ of a friend’s 500-seater IT company, I had a very gratifying vision as I looked at the lines of empty workstations and cubicles. An image of neat rows of women occupying those seats! Women closing deals, stylish women writing code...

March 07,2017

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Lying in your resume? Employer may find out

Embellishing the CV, identity theft, lies about work experience have become common A top multinational company (MNC), which is into financial services, discovered that its latest recruit, an entry-level executive, had lied in his CV. He claimed to have scored 78% in n his PG course while his original scores were at a mere 58%. At the time of the discovery, the employee had already spent six months in the organisation and...

March 02,2017

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Startups tap into the small town female workforce

KOLKATA: Anumita Mukherjee, a Durgapur-based media professional, was looking for freelance opportunities after a year-long break. But it wasn't easy to find a job with a good salary and flexible hours through the usual channels. Finally, a friend pointed her to a website that helps women like her find jobs...

February 12,2017

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Cummins gives 30-day paternity leave

Mumbai: When it comes to parental leave, it appears companies in India are competing to offer the best leave possible. Over the last few years, companies have upped the game on paternity leave — with some offering a week, to a few progressive companies moving to a fortnight. Cummins India has now set a new...

February 23,2017

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Cummins gives 30-day paternity leave

Mumbai: When it comes to parental leave, it appears companies in India are competing to offer the best leave possible. Over the last few years, companies have upped the game on paternity leave — with some offering a week, to a few progressive companies moving to a fortnight. Cummins India has now set a new...

February 23,2017

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Awakening the girl child

One of the earliest voices to speak on gender diversity and inclusion of women in work spaces from India, Dr Saundarya Rajesh is an award-winning social entrepreneur from Chennai. Best known for pioneering work in creating second careers for women...

February 15,2017

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Startups tap into the small town female workforce

KOLKATA: Anumita Mukherjee, a Durgapur-based media professional, was looking for freelance opportunities after a year-long break. But it wasn't easy to find a job with a good salary and flexible hours through the usual channels. Finally, a friend pointed her to a website that helps women like her find jobs...

February 12,2017

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Can ‘maternity coaching’ check attrition rate?

Counselling mothers who return to work is not new, but in recent times it has attained the status of a structured programme In a span of five years, Divya quit her job twice. The first time she did so, it was six months after she had returned to work from her first maternity break. After a year’s break, she got a job as part of a second career programme offered by a BPO. Two years into her new job, she resigned again.

January 27,2017

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India Inc curtails post-maternity attrition

MUMBAI: Several organisations have over the last few years introduced new policies to curtail attrition among women employees post maternity . Between 2003 and 2010, according to Avtar, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm, over 48% of employed women under 30 years of age dropped out of the workforce due to maternity and childcare.

January 02,2017

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Meeting Saundarya Rajesh, a woman entrepreneur who works for other women

Hailing from a middle class family in Puducherry, Dr. Saundarya Rajesh was faced with the usual questions of whether she should choose home or career. Leveraging the power of a woman workforce was unheard of in the 90s, and having taken a career break herself, Dr Saundarya Rajesh knew it isn’t to get back into the corporate system.

February 26,2016

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