Breaking ‘even’ after a career break with an intentional CV!


Career Breaks happen… They happen to 48% of Indian Women Professionals at some point in their lives. Marriage, maternity, motherhood, elder care, ill-health or sometimes pursuance of a higher degree – they happen for reasons myriad depending on the life stage of the IWP in question.  If you are a second career woman reading this piece, there is something more you need to know – that there are 1.8 million Indian women in the club! Read More » “Breaking ‘even’ after a career break with an intentional CV!”

Maternity Benefits amendment – Making it effective


The Maternity Bill Amendment is old news now. So are all the opinions lauding or criticising it. So let’s get down to the facts. The new 26-week mandate from the Government will put India third in the list of Countries that have the highest number of days of paid leave for Maternity. It is definitely a wonderful step towards enabling Women in their critical life stage of Maternity. At AVTAR, we have always looked at ways of enabling Women to lead intentional and sustained careers. Read More » “Maternity Benefits amendment – Making it effective”

International Women’s Day and all things Meryl Streep!






Ever since I won my first award 11 years ago in 2006, I have been a regular on the IWD speaking circuit in India. Come International Women’s Day month and I am in demand!  I can safely say that over the last decade and some, I have addressed at least 75,000 women at over 500 organizations!

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Article by I-Winner Ms.Shoba Krishnan

AFTER the break









After working for more than a decade it was difficult for me to decide if I need to take some time off my career to take care of personal responsibilities, finally I gave in to my heart and took a break to fulfil my responsibilities as a daughter and a mother.  Once the situation was settled after two years, my effort to get back to work proved to be a HERCULEAN task.  Read More » “WILL BE BACK…AFTER A SHORT BREAK!”

Financial Independence: What Women Should do for Themselves (Infographics)

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For women to stay active participants of the economy, it is important that they are in an environment where their economic centeredness is allowed to thrive. The most important change initiator in this regard would be the Indian Woman Professional herself.
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What’s your word cloud?









There has been much talk about the importance of positive thinking, the benefits of looking at the sunny side of things. This is not to ignore the facts of life, but to hold on to what gives us strength and resilience to down the negativity. Not by ignoring the negative but by giving more fire to the good, healthy, positive side of things.

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Build a better Resume after a Career Break

Article By I-Winner Ms. Kavita Jhaveri











The Resume is considered the professional face of a worker. It connects the past with the hopeful future. It all looks good if you have gone from strength to strength and been exposed to reputed brand names throughout or most of your career. The deflect sets in once there is a break or a downgrade in your career.

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Advancing Your Own Career











Young, brown and female – it’s what the world at large and the corporate world in particular, remind me I am every single day, while all I am trying to be is me. And if there is anyone who can stop this, if there’s anyone who can convert this labelling to a strength rather than a weakness, it is only me.

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The budget from the eyes of a Woman and an Entrepreneur


As I sat in the soundproof newsroom of TV18’s studio, listening intently to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s presentation of the Union Budget 2017, I was struck by how “corporate” he sounded. His talk was extremely well-researched (ever heard any other FM providing data points on exactly how many tax-payers were in each slab of income tax??), his budget paper was well-structured (describing the 10-point presentation) and he came across as someone cool and confident (laughing genially even when interrupted by Mallikarjun Kharge’s comments). His boss sat poker faced and watchful. Read More » “The budget from the eyes of a Woman and an Entrepreneur”

Women, the sales & the discounts!


‘Women, the sales & the discounts’ – what is so novel about it, one may ask? It is as normal and self-explanatory as a phrase can get like say.. ..‘Bread, butter & jam’!  With the e-commerce boom feeding the frenzy, it is nothing less than ubiquitous.  Ladies & Gentlemen – While I am in complete cognisance of the fact that half of the world’s obsession with shopping is worth mulling over, this isn’t about it. Read More » “Women, the sales & the discounts!”