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Founder Director,Parity Consulting & Training | Consultant Trainer | Executive Coach | Diversity & Inclusion Specialist | Speaker

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A monthly spotlight on an organization, service, or individual that enables women to sustain in the workforce.

DURGA is a citizen’s initiative to help Indian women and girls handle simple everyday situations of harassment and re-claim our personal and public spaces. The essence of DURGA is to give the woman the knack to understand behavior, distinguish acceptable behavior and respond to such behavior that she finds inappropriate and unacceptable. Thereby feeling more empowered and safe.
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The Honeyed Choice

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This Honeyed Choice is always at the back of my mind; beckoning me alluringly into slow pedaling on my career; making me look at my career very short term; and taking non-career enhancing decisions...

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The Myth of the Multi-Tasking Woman

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Ask any woman what her key strength is and pat comes the proud reply, “Multitasking!” Ask any man what a woman’s key strength is and pat comes the approving reply, “Multitasking!” I have seen women swell up with pride at the thought of being excellent multitaskers… and shrivel up with stress!...

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The Individual Inclusion Journey

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In their quest to create inclusive workplaces, organizations in India are setting in place many policies, practices and processes; the focus primarily is on addressing the differential needs of diverse groups (gender, generation, differently abled, etc) besides unconscious bias training for employees...

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Portrait of a Powerful Woman

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In my previous blog I talked about the Male Feminist who is necessary to carry the gender agenda forward. Let me turn the tables and talk about some of the powerful women I have met and what they are and say….

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Portrait of the Male Feminist

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The Gender Inclusion journey is one sided; there are just not enough men involved. Go to any conference or event on Gender Inclusion and it is alarming to see the abysmal numbers of men.

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The Spectre of Sexual Harassment

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In the flurry of activity around implementing the mandates laid down by the Sexual Harassment Bill 2013, I hear some disquieting voices, which could be working against the very intent of the bill.

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Too Tall For A Groom


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In the groups that I run for building career skills in women, one of the sessions, focuses on mental models that limit the retention and growth of female talent in the workplaces. Some of these mental models are individually held by women, that they are able to work through & challenge.

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The Speed Bump in the Middle of the Road


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As we walk hand in hand with organizations to increase gender diversity and create inclusive workplaces, we find that one of the primary reasons organizational efforts are scuppered, is lack of middle management buy in and commitment.

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