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?”

Conquer your Boulders

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead you anywhere.    – Frank A Clark


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Article by: Pon Vijayalakshmi P M,  Junior Creative, Team AVTAR. 

A little story my Mom told me when I was a young girl is what keeps me going when it comes to taking an initiative to get things done and overcoming obstacles. 

                “Many years ago there was a King who was really unhappy with the growing laziness among his people. So, he devised a plan to teach them a lesson. At night he asked his men to place a boulder in the middle of a market place buzzing with people. The King hid in a hut nearby, and watched to find out if anyone moves the boulder. Richest men from the kingdom, merchants, courtiers and even soldiers from the king’s army would simply take a detour or walk past it. The people started blaming the king and calling him ignorant. Read More » “Conquer your Boulders”

Set The Space Right

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Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group

An office is said to be a home away from home. Especially if you have long working hours and you’re spending a considerable amount of time in the confines of workplace among colleagues and peers, it becomes imperative to have a working condition conducive that eases out stress levels that usually surfaces while at work. Read More » “Set The Space Right”

Single Woman Business Traveller – Tips


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Article By Nisha Chandran, Senior Manager – Training and Development, AVTAR Group

Here are some handy tips to assist you on your next travel trip ! Convenience, preparing beforehand and safety are important when travelling alone. Read More » “Single Woman Business Traveller – Tips”

Making The World A Better Place For Women

Article By Shruti M – Presales Consultant , Team AVTAR

Let us make the world a better place for women. Here is a list of things you can do to respect, take care and ensure safety of women. Her well-being and progress matters !  Read More » “Making The World A Better Place For Women”

Currents Of Life !

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Article By Vinitha Roshan, Homemaker

Over a hot cup of coffee as I flipped through the albums of past years and took a walk down memory lane, I realized how much time has breezed through. Being independent was a high those days, starting from driving my own cycle to school from the age of 12. Read More » “Currents Of Life !”

Beat The Blues – Ways to Stay Happy At Work

Article By  Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

Boredom can easily creep into your work-life. Whilst daily routine can get monotonous, we need to practice methods to break the monotony of work and helps us unwind and refocus. We are used to a certain pattern of working everyday and we’re so busy that we forget to take much needed breaks. Just few minutes of diversion can help us feel re-energised. Here are some tips to relax and rejuvenate at work: Read More » “Beat The Blues – Ways to Stay Happy At Work”

Changing Roles

Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant -AVTAR  Group

I decided to write this piece after watching a series of movies (mix of Hindi, Tamil and English) over the last few weeks. We all know that this is a corporate platform and we talk about issues related to working women, mothers and the likes. Cutting that stereotype, let’s look at how Cinema (we’ll stick to Indian) is breaking the stereotype on the portrayal of women in silver screens — because films are the mirror of society and reflect on what happens in the society. Read More » “Changing Roles”