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Are Indian Women less ambitious than their Western counterparts?

Ambition is a strong desire to do or achieve something in life— be it goals, and targets— along with a sense of direction and motivation to work towards them. Ambition is important to achieving success, for it overrides excuses and the available resources. So, can the miniscule percentage of women in workforce in India be […]

From social context to business case– the evolution of DEI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become a mantra in the workplace for the last couple of decades. The concept, which has a long-standing legacy, is deeply rooted in a civilization like India. We trace the journey of DEI in the West and India. The modern history of DEI The earliest DEI initiative in the […]

E-com route for increasing women workforce

E-commerce is fast evolving to be the catalyst in increasing women’s workforce participation, offering both employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. In recent times, e-commerce has shown its potential to enable entrepreneurs who look for avenues to make it into the market. While women entrepreneurs account for just about 13 percent of the businesses, the potential is […]

Why the little progress for women in Afghanistan stands risk of being lost

Since mid-August, social media and news outlets have been abuzz about the power transfer in Afghanistan. A new establishment has been set up with the Taliban at its helm as the US troops began withdrawing, following a two-decade jaunt. While a lot has been written about the impact–mostly on geopolitics– a sad story has unfolded […]

Nine films to watch this Pride month

While books engage and entertain, movies help us see the world from new perspectives of people and make us experience different emotions. One of the most engaging mediums to strike a deep connection, movies elicit strong emotional responses that enable people to empathize with the LGBTQ culture. Here is a curated list of documentaries and […]

Changing Paradigms and Business Landscape-5 lessons on Inclusion from Women Entrepreneurs in India

Realizing aspirations is one journey. Indeed, a long one. In India, the aspect of women in the workforce has always been a concern. Even in this 74th year of independence, it is unfortunate that in one of the largest economies in the world, an unstructured process prevails towards the emancipation of women. What young women […]

A rainbow of ideas and reflections

About the author: Parmesh Shahani is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ inclusion and the co-founder of Godrej India’s Culture Lab that ignites conversations about contemporary India. His first book ‘Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (Sage Publications)’ was released in 2008, and its updated version was re-published in 2020. In September 2018, […]

Imposter Syndrome – Myth or Reality?

Women are said to be the vulnerable class diagnosed with the syndrome, along with other minority groups.