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.