About Kalpana

Kalpana Tatavarti is a diversity & inclusion professional. As a partner at Interweave, she has worked closely with marquee clients, helping them develop strategies to increase presence, retention and development of female employees.

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Spotlight

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

TAXSHE is a statement of a revolution, a declaration for the safety of women, children and senior citizens. A much awaited change in India. They are currently the only dedicated WOMEN DRIVER-ON-CALL organisation in our country.

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Woman… Don’t Become a Man.


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At a recent panel discussion on women leadership, one of the panelists remarked: “One message I would like to give to women leaders is, don’t become like a man. I find women who grow to the top layers of the organization become more male than the men themselves”.

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Behind Every Woman….


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The key challenge to retaining and developing the female talent pipeline for organizations or engaging women in the global economic activity, has been of women dropping off or slow pedaling their careers. Many times it is attributed to women not being aspirational or ambitious enough.

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A CEO and a Woman


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I recently attended a CEO forum. As usual there were only a handful of women, which is certainly an improvement from over a decade ago. As I was talking to some of them, the discussion veered around this thing called ‘Woman CEO’.

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Tiptoeing Around Differences


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Okay lets talk differences…Diversity.
“Differences? Nah! I am more comfortable with similarities. Let me look for how we are similar so that I can build rapport.”
The moment we start talking about differences, there is discomfort. From the change agent who told me he does not like to focus on the differences between humans

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Intentional Inclusion


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Study after study has shown how heterogeneous teams are more productive than homogenous teams. Study after study has also shown how heterogeneous teams are more unproductive than homogeneous teams. So what is the contradiction? The answer to the contradiction lies in the difference

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The G word!


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Gender! I am willing to bet this ranks high on the list of controversial words of our century. And with the UN declaring that we need to rope women into the workplaces if we are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it has become increasingly critical and controversial in recent years.

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