Daughter’s Day: Gender Parallelism

This daughter’s day, it’s time to celebrate women, the daughters of India... While discussing gender, a segment of diversity and inclusion through the feminine lens with a friend, we realized that in our attempt to bring daughters to the forefront, men who are equal champions of our cause should share the spotlight. Understanding the mo...

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World Senior Citizens’ Day – I can. I will. I do.

Always being in sync is difficult in a multigenerational family. Dependency may be instigating discord. Senior citizens may experience feelings of dependency with regard to financial security, health, psychological or social welfare. The World Economic Forum estimates that a 70$ trillion global retirement savings gap exists today, highlighting...

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‘Acceptance’ – International Youth Day

August 12th is celebrated as International Youth Day. This year’s theme ‘Safe spaces for youth’ inspires this article on inclusion, the key to ensuring safe workspaces for youth... Inclusion is key to providing safe workspaces for youth. It encompasses psychological safety and is not limited to physical safety! Diverse segments of you...

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The Big B in your Brain!

We know this word. It is part of us and dictates our actions. The Big B leads, making us think and act a certain way. Big B makes us choose A over B. The problem is that we really don't know Big B and yet it controls so much of what we do. I think it's about time we confronted Big B. Hello BIAS. Alright. Let's play a quick game. You need...

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Big B – your childhood friend

A few months ago, I was standing in my balcony and talking to my neighbour, 7 year old Angelina. Angel lives and studies in Bangalore. She is a bright, smart and energetic kid in the block and we are good friends. Angel was holding a scale in her hand and scraping it against the balcony grill. When I asked her what she was upto, she said she w...

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Be a sport Big B!

A few months ago, I was facilitating a creative project for a school as part of their gender awareness initiative. Fourth standard students were going to do a performance that was based on the idea of sports. As soon as I asked the question “So which sport shall we make a performance on?” there was absolute chaos. Everyone wanted to work o...

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Unpacking ‘Meritocracy’

An organisation decides to start ‘pool campus’ from B-level colleges in an effort to hire more women. Managers are nudged or incentivised or even explicitly pushed towards hiring diverse talent. ‘Diversity targets’ are now on managers’ workplans. All the above, in some form or the other, are a reality for many organisations ...

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Fathers’ Day – Reflection

The world celebrates father’s day on the third Sunday of June. A father is a teacher of life. His expression of love may seem inadequate or ‘over the top’ sometimes but he always strives to be the face of reality and the wings of hope for his family. However, fathers struggle for work-life integration in this age. Reflective thou...

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Parents’ Day – Engage, Empower and Excel

Parenthood makes one fathom the preciousness of life. The pitfalls and successes are part of a journey where love makes all the difficulties worthwhile. Organizations can ease the lives of working parents with their own personal touch. It can give them a competitive advantage. A few proven approaches being practised in engaging working pare...

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International Labour Day – Progress for the Better

Is passion towards work over-rated in my organization? Does it really exist? These questions haunt employers in today’s modern world. Passion must be nurtured. It is not obtained through methods of extreme pressure.  Research has proven that burnouts can lead to depression. A majority of employees aspire to make impacts for the better in...

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