There has always been a buzz surrounding the role and contribution of women in corporate world. In most parts of the world it is felt that she canít achieve professional success and climb the ladder without sacrificing at home front. In recent past it was also indicated by top corporate women in some way or the other. However, the discussion should not be about the preferential choice between home and work . Rather, it should be about encouraging women by family, peers and society at large to aspire to lead. It is also true that whether they got the success or not, it is all due to their attitude towards life and priorities set by them individually.
Specifically when we talk of women in HR profession, it is perceived throughout the world as profession meant for females. Many studies have revealed that women outnumber men in this profession. In India too, women prefer HR than other function, may be because of nature of work that suits to their inherent qualities and temperament gained since birth. It is true that HR requires empathy which comparatively women carry this skill more but to reach at top, you need to blend empathy with business knowledge and tech savvy in present times.
There are many women in corporate Inc.in the country where they have reached to top to head HR function and proved their mettle, particularly when the function is seen more of tactical than strategic by peers in the organization, you struggle more for your visibility. The women who have showed up their people and business skills which drove business to success, enjoy a seat at center.
To know more about women HR leaders of the country,how they achieved where they are today, commanding respect , dignity and followers in organizations, Business Manager, after much deliberations concluded with few women HR professionals who have wrote their destiny of their own against all odds. Appearing in the anniversary issue are Niharika Mohan, Tanvi Choksi, Saagarika Ghoshal, Namrata Gill Tyagi, Nirmala Behera Udgata, Divya Jain and Suma Poduval.
There is one thing common in the success story of these HR leaders and that is their honesty and hard work towards their job-be at home or office with excellent balancing skills between family and work expectations. Passion to do what triggers in you is the core of success for all of them.
Journey of learning for these women HR leaders is still continuing and so ours. Business Manager has entered in its 19th year of continuous publication all through fighting against all odds.
Business Manager -HR Magazine
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