Posted on 17/01/2017
The 3rd annual Women Leadership Summit, hosted by the Women in Management club at IIMB, examines unconscious bias at the workplace and suggests ways in which stereotypes can be addressed both by young professionals and corporates.
Two keynote speakers, each role models in their own right, and a room full of achievers to whom working against the odds is second nature, combined to create a vibrant platform for discussions around women in leadership roles in corporate India.
“Success and likeability are negative correlates for women,” said Neeta Revankar, CFO, Saken Technologies and Member of the Management Committee of Sasken, exhorting young professionals to recognise unconscious bias at the workplace and condition themselves to challenge it.
The former South Zone cricketer turned CFO emphasized the value of developing domain expertise through constant learning and reskilling while paying equal attention to maintaining good health, building strong professional and personal networks and having the right mentors. “Make a religion around fitness. It will pime you for leadership roles and give you the confidence and the mental strength that you need,” she advised.