TH I S MONTH F EATURE S . . .
Vandana Chavan shares insights of her perspectives on women empowerment. TETE-E-TETE Shanaaz Preena shares her thoughts on women self empowerment. OD ENTHUSIAST’S ORATE Shahana Sharmin elaborates on importance of self empowerment for women of today. OD FOLLOWER’S ORATE
KNOWLEDGE ISSUE NO 99 | OCTOBER 2016 A H U M A N R E S O U R C E N E W S L E T T E R
PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
THE EDITOR’S MESSAGE The theme for this month focusses on Women’s Self Empowerment . From time immemorial, women have continued to get identified and treated as an inferior gender fostering inequalities. The world over there have been fewer exceptions to this phenomena. Concerted initiatives on women’s empowerment have seldom borne expected success. Real success though will come only and only if women become self empowered. Drastic changes in the core within them will facilitate their true empowerment. The topic for next month is The Magic of Engaging Leaders . Today, most organizations endeavour to make engaging leadership a part of their organizational culture believing strongly
strongly in the power of engagement. Such leaders are a product of formative experiences, deeply held beliefs and behaviours that have transcended their own personal strengths and the discretionary actions of individuals. These leaders step up and proactively own up their actions. Better business results through innovation, quality and productivity can only come from highly engaged people which are an outcome of an engaging leadership. If you share a passion for the topic, have a flair for writing and would like to share your views, you can send us a 350 word article with your brief profile along with your photograph in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vandana Chavan, MP, Rajya Sabha, careered as a practicing criminal lawyer in Pune. Elected thrice as a municipal councilor she became the first woman Mayor of Pune. She initiated and implemented several citizen centric programmes for Pune including the bio-diversity parks. Passionate about global warming and climate change she has represented India at several national and international forums vehemently upholding this cause. She has two NGOs working for women empowerment and climate change. She is a recipient of several national and international fellowships and awards.
1. Behind every successful man, there is a woman. Is the converse true? If yes, what role does a man play to this effect? A man is the strong pillar of the family. Unless, a man supports and backs up the woman, she cannot commit to the cause she aligns to. My husband played a substantive role in shaping up my career. My career would not have been possible if there was no understanding and active support frommy husband.When I compare my career with other known women, I can see the difference in where they are and where they could have reached. 2. What challenges have you encountered as a woman in your career? How did you deal with them? Gender bias is still prevalent today. This was the biggest challenge I faced when I practiced criminal law. next page
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