Being a working woman, the position of women in leadership roles is an issue very close to my heart. This is one such topic which gets everyone’s attention and leads to divided opinions even today. Corporate India today has come a long way, and we’re seeing more and more women assuming top leadership positions, especially in big metro cities. Some of the luxuries we women enjoy today, could not be imagined by our mothers or grandmothers.
However, full inclusion still seems to be a faraway goal, and the representation of women is especially scarce in leadership roles. Let’s look at some staggering stats below:
Another recent report from the government of India reveals that Indian women get paid 20 percent less than men, a shocking statistic that highlights that gender still plays a critical role while determining salaries in India.
I had the opportunity to attend their session in Bangalore and enjoyed the discussions thoroughly. During the session, I noticed on an average one woman raising her hand to one of these behaviors at least once. Sometimes we do it unconsciously that we don’t even realize we’re exhibiting such behaviour. Can you believe it?
Whatever be the reasons, it is our moral responsibility – regardless of society, culture, or industry – to provide women equal avenues of growth and to advance their leadership everywhere. Remember, no business or society can develop in actual sense without women collaborating with men in equal and enormous manner. In addition, it is also imperative that the organizations develop a culture of engagement where women can thrive and climb positions of leadership.
The world is better off with more women business leaders. What are your thoughts? Do write in to us and join the conversation firstname.lastname@example.org.
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