Life and Leadership Lessons from Women who Dared to Dream
As the world changes, so should the places where we seek answers. In this book, we draw leadership lessons from rural women who dared to dream, who have achieved so much with so little. Discover the untold stories of unbelievable women like of Maya Patel, Munira Maya, Rama Devi and many others. Their journeys of grit with empathy, perseverance with collaboration, and innovation with resourcefulness are inspiring and exemplary lessons in leadership for us all from aspiring professionals to successful corporate leaders.
This White Paper thematically puts together the issues, challenges, learnings and recommendations from TalentNomics India’s Annual Leadership Conferences (2015-2019) that brought together talented and passionate change makers, thought leaders, academicians, practitioners and grass root leaders to delve on how to reorganize and recalibrate mindset, skills, and practices required to lead the world of change and disruption.
Our endeavor in this White paper is to provide a roadmap for organizations, individuals and policy makers to enable movement towards gender equity. The recommendations have a focus on doable initiatives that can help all pillars of society to move towards a better gender balance.
The report is intended to be a useful reference document and a guide for different stakeholders in the women’s ecosystem for Organizations, Academic Institutions, Individuals, Families and Policy Makers. It also provides a self- assessment tool to review the gender balance of the ecosystem.
Have India’s workplaces evolved enough to accommodate the interests of female employees and leverage the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce?
Women in the Workplace
To answer that question, Talentnomics, ICRIER and Ellenomics partnered to undertake a countrywide perception survey of working women and men, to find out how women friendly are India’s workplaces.
This was a first-of-its kind endeavour to gather feedback and opinion from employees, to supplement the more widely available data provided by employers regarding initiatives they have taken to support women in their organisations.
While the study is still ongoing and will cover feedback of at least 50,000 respondents, the results of our pilot study already gave big clues to the “women in the workplace” challenge –Invisible biases haunt Indian working women in every industry (even in education, academia, fashion, social work) and every sector (Private sector, Government departments, NGOs, PSUs).
South Asia Study
This study aims to identify determinants of success of first generation women entrepreneurs across South Asia.
In the given economic, political, patriarchal, and technological environment in South Asia, some women have managed to launch and grow very successful businesses over the last few years and also navigated their businesses successfully through the pandemic. The aim is to understand, through their stories, the factors that led to their remarkable resilience in an environment which still often puts numerous hurdles in the path of start-ups owned and managed by women.