Monthly Archives: March 2018
At first it seems tough to imagine that one can learn so much via just 280 characters. Well, this is the reality. It was time to AccelHERate and guess what #AccelHERate was the hashtag that created a storm on Social Media. To add to this, 300+ passionate folks under one roof, made it even more special. Kudos to the entire team at JobsForHer for creating this amazing platform. Keep it going and keep inspiring.
Was fortunate to attend AccelHERate ie India’s Biggest B2B Conference for Companies Committed to Increasing Women’s Participation in the Indian Workforce. Wanted to take this opportunity to share some interesting insights that came out of this Conference. It ranges from interesting insights from Neha Bagaria – Founder, JobsForHer, Barkha Dutt – Senior Journalist, Keynote address by Sharmila A Karve, Panel Discussion and Round Table discussions throughout the day.
So let the journey begin. These are some of the most interesting tweets that came across during the event made in 280 characters. You read it right. One can learn loads via 280 Characters.
I am sure you would have loads to talk about these interesting insights. So what are you waiting for. Continue this conversation using #AccelHERate and do follow JobsForHer. We as HR folks need to have regular such conversations that will help us all work towards increasing the participation of women at workplace.
There are HR events and more HR events. I am sure you would have attended many of them. Recently was fortunate to attend a HR Event that was organized by a bunch of passionate HR champs. The idea was about Co – Creating an “Empowered HR Community”. So, lets go ahead with some of the unique points that make this community different from others.
1) To foster fellowship amongst HR practitioners from varied Industry backgrounds.
2) To enhance professional development by interactive sharing sessions and experiential learning related to HR by accomplished professionals / leaders.
3) To acquire and continuously develop new knowledge and skills related to HR through research of latest technologies and best practices demonstrated by organizations
4) To co-operate with educational and research institutions in developing schemes of instruction in HR principles and practice, stimulating student participation in HR & management education and in the activities of HR Interact.
The Key Note Speaker of the event was Divyanshu Ganatra aka India’s first blind solo paraglider. Yes, you read it right. The audience was spell bound for almost 40 mins when Mr Ganatra took the stage. His experiences right from his struggle days to the moments when he became India’s first blind solo paraglider, to the moment when people said “How can blind people use or learn computers”, to “how it took him 7 years to find an instructor, but just 5 days to learn paragliding” One must be present in the room to hear him speak with such passion and conviction.
Post this inspiring key note from Divyanshu, it was time for the Mentor Mr Adi Raheja, a facilitator who is driven by the passion to enable individuals and organisations to discover their best selves. He does this through his writings, experiential workshops, inclusive consulting and group process facilitation. He introduced an interesting concept known as “World Cafe” A world café or knowledge café is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “table host”.
Explore some interesting snapshots of this event. Always great to see 150 + passionate HR professionals participating and co – creating an empowered community.
For those who missed the event can explore the amazing insights right here : https://twitter.com/HR_interact
Good Luck to Team HR Interact : Dinesh Gupta, Sunil Kashikar, Sudesh Verma, Parag Mehta, Viju Gangadharan, Jashan Joshi, Anshuman Mukherjee, Sheben Rawat, Manish Pipalwa.
Looking forward to your views around HR Communities and how can we leverage it to make our HR community more engaged and empowered.
I am sure you might have heard this term “Walk the Talk”. It was actually time to do that 🙂 Was fortunate to attend a #globalmentoringwalk organized by BD Foundation & Vital Voices. The Global Mentoring Walk is a notable initiative taking place on the same day in several countries around the world in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
BD Foundation is the official flag bearer of The Global Mentoring Walk in India. In the past 5 years they have hosted various walks around the country mobilizing thousands of women and provided established women leaders a platform to activate the potential of a new generation of change-making, boundary-pushing women and girls, enabling them to create a better world for us all.
One such unique walk was organized at SKF, Chinchwad Campus. There were around 50+ passionate and inspiring leaders were present 8 am in the morning. Each one of them all set to “Walk the Talk”. Participants ie Mentors and Mentees came from various companies such as Tieto, Barclays, Eaton, Sandvik and SKF. Mentors and Mentees were paired up and the walk started. I guess informal talks do help each one of us to open up and learn from each-other. Such unique platform does help in creating the next set of leaders too.
Post the walk it was time for an engaging panel discussion that included passionate leaders such as Pranali Save, Syam Chintapenta and Shaffic Ahamed. They went on to share in their insights around mentoring, how to go about it, what to focus on and how to also create informal platforms around mentoring programs at corporate organisations.
Just like others I too was excited to then hear Sudha Menon, Author, columnist, speaker, writing coach, founder, Get Writing and Writing With Women. at Independent. She was candid and shared some amazing insights around how she started writing.
Would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarika Bhattacharyya, Rashmi for giving me this opportunity to cover this event and learn from these amazing mentors and mentees. Already looking forward to the next #globalmentoringwalk
Note: Do follow BD Foundation on Twitter to learn more about this event.