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.
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.
There is no shortage of articles around #WomanAtWork and % of women at work. I too have published a few of those; #WomanAtWork as Chairman of $108 billion company!! & Join them only if you are SERIOUS about Empowering #WomenatWork !! But then I did ponder around this important question “So What”. Yes I agree we have all this data that tells us about the current situation around #WomanAtWork. But what are we doing about it? How do we bridge the gap?
Well, over the years I have been fortunate to have met many Inspiring Women Leaders via various conferences, Tweetchats and through blogging assignments. I have been hearing this common line from many working women out there “Where and how can we connect with inspiring leaders” “Can we find an easy way to learn from their experience”
This is the exact reason why I was curious to work on a List that could help bridge the gap and help women find and connect with mentors and inspiring leaders. So coming straight to the point, following are the key points of the Twitter list that I am about to share:
- This Twitter List has over 600 + inspiring leaders that we all can learn from
- This list includes CEO’s, Doctors, Singers, HR Influencers, Dentist, Food Bloggers, Travel Bloggers, Founders, Musicians, Teachers, Vlogger, Youtuber, Zumba Expert, Filmmaker, Banker, Baker, Chef, RJ Psychologist, Coach, CMO, Comedian, Journalist, Editors, Venture Capitalist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist …….. and many more champs in their respective fields.
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make the most of this Twitter List 🙂 Oh, I guess I missed on sharing the link 🙂
Here you go, you are just one click away for connecting with over 600 + inspiring leaders in their respective fields : https://goo.gl/Gv9xjk
Would be great to know if you were able to find and connect with your inspiring leader in this list.
A big thank you to all these empowered women. Keep it going and keep inspiring.
This is not just a list, this is a list of amazing, passionate and empowered women. They have guided, mentored and encouraged more women at work. Following is just a small thank you note to all the Women who have inspired more and more women to make an impact on the industry they belong to. Yes, you guessed it right, just like last year ( 2015 List : https://goo.gl/dIUUjY) this year too this lists celebrates their amazing contribution.
I have been fortunate to have met many of these Inspiring Women Leaders. The intent was not to rank or compare these amazing women leaders, but the intent was just to share a list of these amazing women who are a true inspiration to many out there.
So, let’s get to the list. PS: I am taking this liberty to break the rule for the 1st Name. She is truly the most inspiring and amazing women that I have ever met aka Neena Kamdar, My Mom You would not believe, she is more active than me on Facebook and WhatsApp. A true Digital Empowered Mom 🙂
This list has CEO’s, Doctors, Singers, HR Influencers, Dentist, Food Bloggers, Travel Bloggers, Founders, Musicians, Teachers, Vlogger, Youtuber, Zumba Expert, Filmmaker, Banker, Baker, Chef, RJ Psychologist, Coach, CMO, Comedian, Journalist, Editors, Venture Capitalist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist …….. and many more champs in their respective fields.
Would be great if you can share this list in your network. This will surely help many aspiring women out there, as they could be their mentor, guide and inspiration too.
You can also subscribe to this twitter list and follow these inspiring and empowered women: https://goo.gl/VDO0Uf
A big thank you to all these empowered women. Keep it going and keep inspiring.
Can you think of an Empowered Leader as Chairman of an organization with revenue of over 108 billion USD!!
For critics who might think this is a crazy idea, here is a business case (We are all so obsessed with business cases) so here you go.
- The following list of empowered leaders are running organizations with a combined revenue of over 579 billion USD
- I am yet to add another 108 billion USD (Tata Group)
There has been lot of talks around encouraging more and more #WomanAtWork, Gender Diversity and so on. There is still loads and loads of work that we and companies need to do to prove this statistics wrong. “The World Economic Forum in its Global Gender Gap Report 2015 estimates it will take until 117 years to achieve global gender parity in the workplace.”
So let’s take small yet concrete steps to nurture, encourage and inspire more #WomanAtWork.
Here is a small list of things that you, me and us can do right away:
No point giving Gyan!!!! Just pick up 100’s and thousands of inspiring stories from your women employees, celebrate their success stories within and outside your company.
Brand Ambassador and Mentors:
This is a great opportunity for us and companies to identify Brand Ambassadors and Mentors who can guide, nurture and inspire women at work.
At the end of the day, this is what matters. Rope in your leaders, showcase concrete data points and also involve them in such programs.
Attracting and Retaining Talent:
As a Sourcer and Recruiter at heart, I always believe that this is where all the magic begins. Empower your hiring teams to identify amazing talent out there. Create a list of amazing things that your company does to encourage more Women at Work. It could include policies, flexi timings, transport and so on.
Looking forward to your ideas, suggestions and inputs that can help us all in this journey to encourage more #WomanAtWork