Many CEOs talk about the importance of having diverse teams at all levels of the company – from the frontlines to middle managem...Read More
Writing in one of her blogs, Bhavana Bindra has said, the problem lies in understanding the root causes of perceived biases agai...Read More
Singapore has lower-than-international-average percentage of women-held directorships – even compared to countries such as Malay...Read More
More women in Singapore are looking to go back to the workplace after one to two years of being stay-at-home mums, with more than 70 percent of them having had a tertiary education, according to official statistics. With Singapore’s tight labour market and ageing population, it makes sense for employers to relook their hiring practices and r…[Read more]
I woke up to this news and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! Kamala Harris, a woman and a woman of Indian – Jamaican descent and the best person for the job. How wonderful that, in this case, she GOT the job and is on the ticket to run as VP. Today, let more women and girls, be inspired to aim the best that they can be. An ambitious…[Read more]
A Book that everyone should read!!
Women do more household work than men, even if they are breadwinners (ref: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/the-household-work-men-and-women-do-and-why.html). While the statistics may show an improvement over the years, we are far from achieving parity. For women to be able to achieve a healthy work-life balance, it is important that…[Read more]
Professional women rarely seek help from others and this is one of their biggest mistakes. Trying to achieve everything by themselves, trying to prove that they can do it all alone and make it all by themselves has a flip side and that inability to ask and receive help is a major drawback.
Equality does not mean we do the same old things men have always done. Business itself by nature needs to shift to the infinite, open minded, heartfelt game… and the mix of players makes that work. Humanize the workplace, blend life and work, men and women in conversations for mutual success. Change the boardroom set up to be closer to equal number of men and women with diverse influences and open minds to co-create new business.
Equal access to opportunities at the workplace. End presumptions that woman will be less productive if they are married, pregnant and have kids.
Re-evaluate perceptions and eliminate biases for senior management roles, remove the gender pay gap and make work/life balance a priority for employees – Companies need to play a vital role in supporting mothers by working together to agree on a fair and balanced workplace that will promote productivity, while also allowing flexibility and the option to work remotely where possible.
Gender Equality started as a Women’s issue, but it also became a corporate issue, government issue and men’s issue which added more momentum and critical mass over the last decade.
Men must educate other men, who behave “less dignified” when it comes to women and to make these “men” aware that women and men are same.
We need more pro-active measures to diversify the workplace and elevate women and give them their due and put an end to Manels - discussion panels where there are no women at all.
Changing and building more gender-inclusive workplace culture needs the participation of men to realize it. We need men as women’s spouses, brothers, friends or colleagues to support and show solidarity with their wives, sisters, daughters, colleagues for a more gender-balanced world. Make Gender Equality a Value, Not a Priority. for Sustainability. Priorities can change, Values do not.
We need women who have achieved something …. howsoever small or big it may be! And there are hundreds of them. Someone needs to just tell their story to the world.