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Indian Women ahead (Indian Boards)


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  • 1. 2 AUGUST 2013 W men Ahead DIVERSITY CALLING Visiting Faculty: Sanjeev Bhatia Company Law.
  • 2. Veena YV -Manager at Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions, Bangalore "The mentoring session gave me the strong feeling that I could also get into a corporate board. This is really the right time to invest time and energy to move up the ladder by spending extra time," says Veena.
  • 3. Mentoring program • Jointly held by DH Consultants (DHC) -Consultancy Firm Women in Leadership (WILL Forum)
  • 4. India Inc ( a common term used to refer to the formal sector of the nation ) • Keen on building a pipeline of women executive directors.
  • 5. • Corporates like TCS, Aditya Birla Group, Vodafone, also put fast- track women through the day-long mentoring program by DHC and WILL Forum. WILL Forum will train more than 100 women for board positions by the end of 2013.
  • 6. Chitra Viswanathan -Vice-president in charge of offshore custom software development for Continental Europe at Capgemini • Involved in internal initiative ‘Winspire’ to promote gender diversity.
  • 7. Jyoti Narang -COO, Taj Hotels. •Key speaker at the mentoring session. •Offered a three-way strategy to get noticed and move quickly to boards: "Increase your circle of influence by constant networking, become a domain expert and join a non-profit advisory board."
  • 8. Ranjit Sahani - MD, Novartis "It's great to say that you are on the board of a company. But there are many responsibilities for a board member. There are many tough laws. You also have to learn the art of managing stakeholders." "Intellectual integrity, competence, ambition and drive are qualities that will help women succeed."
  • 9. New Companies Bill • Seeks to create a provision for one woman member on every board • As of now, the number of women board members is less than 1,500. There will be a greater demand once the Companies Bill is cleared.
  • 10. Statistics • Women accounted for 7% of all directors on BSE 100 companies in 2012, up from 5.5% in 2011 • In the US, women accounted for 17% of all independent directors in 2012.
  • 11. Judith Pereira -Talent Management at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Project on Corporate India's sustainability in association with her company "Good work in an impactful area gets noticed. That is what I am trying to do," says Judith.
  • 12. Women directors in India •Companies with more than one woman director.15.8% • Companies with women executive directors.9.27% • Executive director role held by women.3.31%
  • 13. Long way to go, but India Inc is ensuring that we get there! Thank you