Did you know that women in India represent 48% of the population, though they contribute only around 17% of GDP compared to 40% in China. Furthermore, between 2010 and 2020, the number of working women in India dropped from 26% to 19%," stated by the World Bank.
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and dramatically accelerated the need for new workforce skills. The pandemic has made it clear that India would need to bring its missing women to the workforce.
Increasing women's workforce participation leads to better living standards for individuals and families, improves the bottom line of businesses and is a significant driver of national economic growth.
After doing this course,
C P Gurnani - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. With an exceptional entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism, he has been awarded the 'Best CEO of the year' three years in a row by Business Today.
Rizwan Koita - Co-founder of CitiusTech– one of the first 25 Unicorns in India and one of the very few companies globally to achieve Unicorns status with no external funding– since 2005, and led the company as its CEO for 16 years. More so, his philanthropic venture, Koita Foundation, supports digital health initiatives and NGO transformation in India.
Nishchae Suri - President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at EdCast. With over 25 years of rich experience in areas of HR, Strategy & transformation, Leadership & Talent Management, Learning and Development and Rewards, he has worked with clients in over 25 countries.
"Went into the conversation with my doubts - 3 men talking about issues due to lack of Women? But I was promptly convinced! The observations were pretty on point. I’d definitely give it a 5 star rating."- Karishma Karim, NGO Worker
"As an HR person, this program really helped me and gave me an outlook to issues I didn’t even understand before."- Alex Massey, HR Manager
Anyone who wants to understand why there are less women in the workforce and how can we bridge this gap.
This program will benefit you the most if you are
This is a one hour conversation between C.P. Gurnani and Rizwan Koita anchored by Nishchae Suri.
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