Writings

Do the new

Careers are a maze and more so for women managing multiple responsibilties. The good news is that change is so constant that everyone needs to manage transitions all the time. Workplace, skills, business models, companies are all undergoing severe changes and the best way to thrive in this environment is to do the NEW! Here(…)

Hacking your job search

Finding a job that fits is a major task and executing your job search well is of utmost importance to be able to find one. In any case, there are more people looking for jobs, than the jobs themselves. So thriving in your job search matters. Here are a few tips: Mind your Ps and(…)

Send the elevator down!

I happened to be in a room full of women leaders from corporate India recently. Each of these women represented career success and were role models in their fields. Their names appear in business dailies and their success often celebrated and rightly so. They have worked very hard to be where they are and have(…)

Ten #TakeCharge Career Values

Agility: Speed is the need, as businesses cycles get shorter, customers more demanding and businesses change every few weeks. Responding constructively with minimum dissonance in the environment. Action: Something lingering in your head, an idea you are carrying around, a conversation that is pending – act. The best way to put yourself out there and enhance the(…)

Gender Diversity at Workplace Takes a Leap Forward with Sairee Chahal’s SHEROES platform !

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world”- said Hillary Clinton once. Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO of SHEROES agrees and says  “Power is where money is and money is in hands of those who run business and commerce,” in her talk with Techstory. Unfortunately, in a country like India where the potential of women has always been ignored(…)

Why Indian venture capitalists must stop discriminating against women founders

I am a mother of a seven-year-old and a serial entrepreneur. I started my latest company Sheroes, an online portal that helps women of all age groups find jobs and career resources, last year. While I was trying to raise funding for my startup, these were the two questions most investors asked me: “Do you have male co-founders?” and “Is this your(…)

Work and the Joy of Creation

Fleximoms founder Sairee Chahal says work can earn you wealth beyond mere money; it can rejuvenate, recharge confidence and self-esteem and, incredibly, be a change agent. “It’s all about the work you are willing to do,” said poet and award-winning Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander, at President Obama’s swearing in ceremony in 2009, reading from her(…)

Book Review: Lean In

The most remarkable thing about Lean In is successful-women batting for the ones on their way up! And the message to the world is: Fire walled indifference of corporate growth is dead. Compassion, empathy and open conversation is sexy and in fashion.  When I heard about Lean In for the first time, the first thought I had(…)

Finding CTO – Notes from Grace Hopper

A few weeks ago I got a frantic call from a friend in one of the top executive search firms. Her firm had been mandated to fill a CTO position for a technology major. The board wanted that position to be filled by a woman candidate, as a measure to enhance gender balance in the(…)

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