The double whammy every working woman faces




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.

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India Inc can fight patriarchy with gender-inclusive policies

Padma, who sells delicious kozhukattais (a sweet dish) out of a small roadside eatery at a busy corner of T Nagar (Chennai), was having a raging argument with her 26-year-old daughter. Read More » “India Inc can fight patriarchy with gender-inclusive policies”

Gender Diversity – How to include Men in the conversation?


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Article by: Karthik Ekambaram, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting, AVTAR Group.

“Increasing women’s participation in workplace is not a gender issue. But it’s a human issue. Or, rather it’s a business case.” 

That Gender Diversity is a business issue and that companies today strive for a balanced and inclusive workplace are well established facts in corporate. So why is that mounting evidences pointing towards economic advantages with gender equity still not making the requisite mark in the industry leaving the gender balance issue still sparse and scattered? Read More » “Gender Diversity – How to include Men in the conversation?”

Teaching Inclusion To Our Children (Story-telling)

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Article By  Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

Children should be taught inclusion at a young age and why diversity has to be accepted. Lessons on friendship, kindness, acceptance, adjustment should be instilled in them early on so that they can learn to build positive relationships. Children experience diversity in different forms in their daily life which will teach them to get along with everyone – making their world a happy and friendly place. The message of friendship and understanding is essential for relationships to flourish in a congenial environment. Read More » “Teaching Inclusion To Our Children (Story-telling)”

What’s In Your Tiffin Box ?

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Article By  Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

Food goes beyond language and religion connecting everyone across offices, homes, schools, eateries, trains, buses globally. Looking anxiously at the clock repeatedly waiting for lunch time is one of those everyday habits which we look forward to with much enthusiasm. Read More » “What’s In Your Tiffin Box ?”

How To Be A Best Company For Women In India – 2018

Article Compiled By  Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

The inaugural edition of BCWI in 2016 saw more than 350 companies participating and the 100 Best and the Top 10 being listed, alphabetically. The second edition launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, had over 360 applicants. Read More » “How To Be A Best Company For Women In India – 2018”

A Woman’s Wish-List for all Indian Women Professionals on International Women’s Day

Article By Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, AVTAR Group

Let me not talk about the business case for why we need more women in the Indian workplace. Why? Because, we all know the answer to that. Diversity leads to profitability, productivity and creativity, dummy! Read More » “A Woman’s Wish-List for all Indian Women Professionals on International Women’s Day”

Intentional Career Pathing: Participant Testimonials


Article By Shruti M- Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

ICP (Intentional Career Pathing) is a trademark corporate training program for women professionals by AVTAR Group. AVTAR conducted a six month training program for IBM leading to real transformation in the lives of women professionals!

Intentional Career Pathing is a method of developing specific skills convergent with mid-term and long-term career milestones which will enable a woman to pursue her vision successfully and sustainably.

We are very excited to present few IBM Participant testimonials who attended DISHA ICP: Read More » “Intentional Career Pathing: Participant Testimonials”

“Famous 5” of the Gender Diversity Discussions


Article By Ms. Saraswathi Ramachandra, Associate Director – Personal Banking and Analytics team from India, Danske IT a fully owned subsidiary of Danske Bank

While one country passes a landmark judgement ruling equal pay for women and men, back home in one of the networking events over dinner, one of the Sr. Leaders asked me, “Why are companies focusing on diversity hiring? Why should there be special hiring focus and what value does it add to the company for investing so much to hire women employees? ”. Read More » ““Famous 5” of the Gender Diversity Discussions”

CULTURE – Definitions and Dimensions


Article By Prof M Nagarani, a seasoned professional with more than 28 years of teaching, training and consulting experience in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources.

The study of culture, which was a field of interest to a select group of anthropologists and sociologists till about two decades ago, has now become a dynamic and almost impregnable plasma, from which it has become imperative to find concrete answers. Read More » “CULTURE – Definitions and Dimensions”