Thoughtful Thursdays

Power Speak by Industry Leaders, Mentors, Authors and Entrepreneurs.

Work from home – here is how

Work from home options are in huge demand today. Many women who wish to continue working but are unable to look for flexible and work from home jobs. Some women don’t wish to leave their small babies and go out to work, some don’t want to commute long distances, some look for flexible options and hence look for work-from-home opportunities.

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The case for BAD moms

I am a bad mom. I worked right up to the last day of my pregnancy. In fact we had this critical pitch to a very large corporate 2 days before I was due for my caesarean. My husband , also my cofounder at our advertising firm joked that we could come back both with anew client and a baby.

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7 Myths About Solo Travel That Need To Be Sent Packing

I recommend starting solo travel early on in your adult life and that you should continue going on these even when you have a full, good life, unlike the common picture painted by the movies above. There are more misplaced notions about solo travel and I’ll try to bust a few here.

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My story begins with my mother’s story, as my son’s story will begin with mine

Mitch Albom said everyone has a story, and everyone’s story begins with their mother’s story because that is where they begin from. My story begins with my mother’s story, as my son’s story will begin with mine. And it is my mother’s story that makes me realise just how much strength we have within us when we have to draw upon ourselves, when we have to survive, when we have no option but to carry on living, even though we might be crumbling within us.

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Be the true leader

The concept of Leadership Development at times seems a wee bit elusive in this era where “Human Resource” seems to be getting the due importance it so deserves. For years I have been searching for that one formula which differentiates one leader from the other.

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Are you suffering with Impostor Syndrome too?

Have you ever felt that you get away with more than you deserve? Do you feel like it wasn’t your skill but luck or hard work that got you where you are? Are there more deserving candidates for the promotion or pay hike that you just received? If you have ever been victim to these thoughts, you aren’t alone.

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Dozen Commandments for Corporate Beginners

A meeting on the cards with a team member who was with us for a temporary assignment before she moved on for her big break, got me thinking about what I could share with her that would hopefully stay with her forever (or at least some of it). This post is to share it with all who are experiencing the initial phase of career….. what helped me navigate the maze?

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What Really Matters To Women In The Workplace

In a survey done by People Matters, women respondents felt that factors like ‘leadership development programs’, ‘mentoring and networking opportunities’, ‘sensitization of managers to gender’ along with some hygienic base of ‘flexible work arrangement’ and ‘assistance in the form of leaves’ are vital to retain women.

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How LinkedIn helped me win!

As I transition into a new role next month, I attribute my growth to the investment LinkedIn has made in me by nominating me for the WiN (Women’s INitiative) Invest Program. WiN has re-shaped me not only as a professional, but also as an individual, a wife, mother, daughter, friend & the many roles one has to play every day.

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Drop the labels please

The society or the world at large has strong perceptions which have become stereotypes & we try to label people & fix them into frames. Point to ponder & act- Can we drop the labels, please? & let people be!

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Will she join back?

Indian women can add $2.9 trillion, or 60 percent to annual GDP, by as early as 2025, if allowed to participate in the workforce on an equal basis as men. Ideally I should stop writing anything more about this topic. The data is right in front of our eyes, yet we are still talking about “Why”. Enough is enough, it’s time to move from why to how.

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Entrepreneur – Take a plunge, Be one!!

My journey of being a mompreneur, required me to manage time for my baby sans any support (no mommies-no MIL) and then the idea of having a second baby – Human Rhythms came. Maintaining work-life balance with two babies became a wonderful experience for the heart, mind and soul & I grew as a person, as a mother and as an entrepreneur.

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