HR PPT----Unfair to the fairer SEX......by sumit mukherjee
PRESENTED BY:-SUMIT MUKHERJEESECTION - C
PALLAVI JHA,DEEPALI BAGATI, Chairperson & MD,Sr. advisor, CATALYST GEETHA KANNAN, CARNIE TRAIN. INDIA HR Consultant of CII Karnataka women Business Leaders Forum KALPANA MARGABANDHU, CECY KURUVILLA, DIRECTOR-INDIA software lab, Global DIRECTOR (AMECAA) IBM INDIA
Have you ever seen----BOYS AND GIRLS playing together with a TOY KITCHEN In PRIMARY school textbooks----WOMEN (in kitchen)and MEN (in office)CORPORATE INDIA is following the samepicturesque ….. According to REPORTS/STUDIES BY CATALYST----MEN were more likely toreach “SENOIR” Positions than WOMENIn this article we will focus on some HIDDEN TRUTHS that makes theTRANSITION to SENIOR LEADERSHIP positions difficult for WOMEN
COMPANIES with HIGH REPRESENTATION of WOMEN on their BOARD OF DIRECTORS significantly outperform those with LOW REPRESENTATION by 84% on ROS(RETURN ON SALES) yet, fostering WOMEN LEADERSHIP is not a PRIORITY!!!JHA : 3 % of fortune 500 CEO’S are WOMEN,INDIA produces more FEMALE graduates than MALE.RISE OF WOMEN to the TOP is restricted due to 2 FACTORS:-1. SETTLING DOWN IN THEIR PERSONAL LIVES,2. SOCIAL PRESSURESKANNAN : INDIAN companies has LOWER WOMEN representative in SENIOR positions compared to MNC’s,MAIN BARRIER – CULTURAL RESISTANCE from within the company ( MALE dominated/assuming family commitments)RESEARCHERS state that “ a lot of people RATE the same performance as BETTER when told it was done by a MAN”…
ONLY 17% of INDIAN companies OFFER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES targeted towards WOMEN MARGABANDHU : This is to assign them critical roles after a bridge PROGRAMME, so that they are not refrained key “SENIOR JOBS”KURUVILLA : Relationship building strategies are often important for the advancement of WOMEN’S CAREER,They need to communicate their career aspirations and seek FEEDBACK from their SUPERIORS, Taking INITIATIVES, MAPPING OUT a career plan .
A WORKING MOTHER NEEDS NOT ONLY A FLEXI- PLAN, BUT ALSO A CAREER GROWTH ONE • Regular “FLEXI” benefits • Mentoring programs, job rotation, learning andMAGARBANDHU exposure • WOMEN crave for CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITIES irrespective of their FAMILY DUTIES • When WOMEN settles down---conflict begin JHA • Then they undergoes STRESS
WOMENMUST ADOPT STRATEGIES DIFFERENTFROM THEIR MALECOLLEAGUESTO ADVANCE THEIR CAREER
Though researchers indentify EI (emotionalintelligence) and empathy as FEMALE LEADERSHIP traits, companies fail tounderstand that women take more calculated risks in business than male.