A H U M A N R E S O U R C E N E W S L E T T E R KNOWLEDGE BEANS ISSUE NO 78 | JANUARY 2015
IN THIS MONTH
O D E N T H U S I A S T ’ S O R A T E
O D C O N N O I S S E U R S ’ O R A T E
O D F O L L O W E R ’ S O R A T E
Pooja Rawat has a bold take on the stereotypical Indian society and its views on gender equality.
Kasturi Barua shares her experiences of
PriyankaWanjari highlights the diculties women continue to face at workplace.
making it in the corporate world.
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Kasturi Barua THE STEADY CLIMB UP THE LADDER
Growing up in a boarding school amidst the tea estates of Assam, sheltered and protected by a loving family, no one quite prepared me in what I was to face after college. It isn’t marriage I am talking about but what it is like, to survive as a woman in a very competitive, male-dominated corporate world. I have worked for several years in New Delhi and Mumbai but it wasn’t easy to ‘t in’ in the scheme of things in the beginning. continued next page
Kasturi Barua has worked as a news anchor and has handled publicity for a few international fashion brands. She has written for business magazines before entering the corporate world in the eld of marketing. Previously she had worked at a multinational sports management rm for two
years before joining as a Senior Manager of a start-up based in Mumbai. Her corporate journey continues and she never ceases to enjoy every moment of it.
The theme of this month shares some bold opinions and experiences of women making it to the corporate sector. Whether taking a dig at the stereotypical Indian society or hoping for a distant dream of gender equality, this issue packs all of it together. This stereotypical Indian society of ours has strong inuences on our career choices, which has created a void between what we want to do and what we are currently pursuing. The theme of the next issue of Knowledge Beans will be ‘Your present job vs. your dream job’ . If you share a passion for the topic and have a air for writing, do send us your 300 word article with a brief prole along with your photograph in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org THE EDITOR’S MESSAGE
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