It is important to unlearn as much as it is important to learn to be truly inclusive.
Article by : Dr Saundarya Rajesh (Social Entrepreneur, Founder-President, AVTAR Group)
Often during childhood, parents or adults at home with their well-meaning intentions set biases in childrens’ minds. They could be as simple as adhering to be non-communicative with a particular community, religion or a sect. These conditioning statements or “biases” get set in our minds as if they were carved on stone and become guidelines by which we lead our lives.
Avtar has always been synonymous with celebrating Intentionality especially that of Second Career Women. The ‘Inspiring Second Career Women’ Award was a flagship initiative by Avtar & British High Deputy Commission, Chennai to find three women with unwavering determination, grit & passion. The goal was to not only recognise and honour women who re-joined the workforce after a long career break and used that opportunity to strive towards excellence, it was also to encourage other women to make that comeback. We all know that ‘Facts tell & Stories sell’, let’s hope that the stories of these women inspire many more women to pursue their passion. Read More » “The three Inspiring Second Career Women and their Stories”
Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Principal Research Consultant – AVTAR Group
A few months ago, a comic visual that nailed the challenges faced by a working woman climbing the corporate ladder made waves in the Internet world. The image was shared on Twitter by Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Indian business conglomerate Mahindra Group. He mentioned on his self-realization moment while baby-sitting his one-year old grandson at home.
We get it. You have just enough time after a long day at work to catch a breath. But hear this out, those small pockets of idle time outside of work matter. They matter so much, that they could have a direct impact on your professional/ personal life in the long run. This article isn’t about picking up a new hobby, creating a new music playlist, lighting scented candles, reading Paulo Coelho, or listening to a motivational podcast or a Tedtalk. It’s literally two things you could do during those small pockets of idle time you get every day to turn them into your most productive part of the day.