Yes, The Times They Are A-Changin' for Women@Work - Part 2
Updated: Sep 19, 2021
If you feel you are burning the candle from both ends and you want to quit - pause. Look around. Examine what organizations are ready to do to retain or hire good talent. Yes, the times are changing indeed.
We continue our chat with Mohinish Sinha, a Partner and Leader – Diversity and Inclusion at Deloitte India to understand more on this topic.
In this episode we examine what organizations are doing to improve Employee wellness, fully understanding the role women play in the organization and acknowledging the need for quality talent.
He shares his set of recommendations for women - in the short term and long term. These are very practical and you don’t want to miss it.
Listen to find out more.
What the New Indian Woman podcast is about
As you may already be aware, this podcast has 2 focus areas. One, We examine the challenges faced by today's Indian woman and proposes ACTIONABLE strategies in the Indian context, on a wide variety of topics - right from identifying their passion to better productivity and parenting. Second, We meet women who chose to aspire or have a dream beyond their defined roles and facilitates sharing of what worked and what didn’t, for them. Today's episode falls in the first category.
And in the process, my aim is to help you, The New Indian woman, to realize your potential, chase your dreams and aspirations, utilize the wonderful opportunities available in today's world.
What's in this episode:
In Part 1 of this 2 part series, we discussed a Global survey that found nearly 57% of the 500 women surveyed in India do not feel their career is progressing as fast as they’d like. This and more, from a survey conducted by Deloitte India. Their report says employers can support women and create more high-trust, inclusive cultures during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this 2 part series, we meet with Mohinish Sinha, a Partner and Leader – Diversity and Inclusion at Deloitte India to understand more about this survey and why such a survey is important. More importantly, we try to understand what organizations can do to facilitate equal work experiences for women .
In this episode, Mohinish talks about how organizations are helping by facilitating training and mentorships for both men and women, to figure out in the context of Indian culture. He talks about the kind of steps companies are taking to help us figure our unconscious bias and special steps taken to ensure the wellness, especially of women.
He talks about the biases against people who are not ready to travel and other systemic biases that influence hiring and how this affects women more. He shares research data on how a truly inclusive space improves innovation and profitable growth, on how there is no possibility of growth if 50% of workforce(i.e. women) are excluded.
Mohinish talks about a range of topics, on how it is important not just to focus on women in leadership or have better maternity benefits or policies. He delves into the example of the need to change from valuing long hours/valuing people based on how flexible they are, the importance of such cultural shifts coming from top down.
And then, he goes on to share valuable recommendations for women.
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