Leadership Lessons

Panel with Corporate Heads on Leadership & Diversity

Aneesha Gaba
Unravelling the hard truths behind diversity and is it more than a buzzword?
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Leading The Way Through CSR

Aneesha Gaba
The panel on Empowerment and CSR at Ladies Who Lead ENGAGE 2019 had leaders from the frontline of this social battle talk about their journey and how victories are gained every day.
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From Challenges To Strength

Aneesha Gaba
Listed as one of India’s most powerful women in business and a ‘Tycoon of Tomorrow’
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Entrepreneurship 101: Women leading the way share their insights

Aneesha Gaba
The Ladies Who Lead Engage Conference 2019 co-curated by ASCENT opened on a brutally honest note with four women entrepreneurs talking about their journeys without any sugar coating. The panel discussion on Entrepreneurship—Drivers of the New Economy, featured Neha Motwani (Founder and CEO Fitternity. com), Sneha Choudhry (Co-founder and CBO Zolo), Adwaita Nayar (CEO-Fashion, Nykaa) and Preeta Sukhtankar (Founder The Label Life).
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The road to entrepreneurship and self-fulfillment are intertwined!

Dr. Gayathri Swahar, Brand Custodian, Y-Cook and Marico Innovation Foundation Scale-up cohort member
As a woman entrepreneur in India, I understand the tight rope-walk we women entrepreneurs make every single day irrespective of the industry one belongs too. Being a mother to two daughters, only makes the walk that much more challenging and exciting for me however. I do understand that the popular perception often dictates, that the road to success is peppered with far more obstacles for women than it is for men, a fact that was recently pointed out through an interesting caricature widely circulated across Twitterati in India.
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How my entrepreneurial journey led me back to my purpose!

Tanul Mishra, CEO, Afthonia Labs
If I had to recommend a book to someone, I would suggest any of the Calvin & Hobbes series and the line from the last strip that Bill Waterson wrote has more or less defined the way I approach life in general, “It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy, let’s go exploring”. Thankfully, this mantra is one that was easily imbibed in my professional life as well.
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The Value of Life

Nikita Suratwala, Chief Communications Officer, DICE Districts
“Live life to the fullest”; “We only have one life”; “Live in the moment”…. these are some of the things we keep hearing and saying all the time. But the question is do we really mean it? Do we really follow it?Most of us don’t. Yes, that includes me. While I am a great believer of The Secret and try to be positive 90% of the times, it is that 10% of negative thoughts that take over and make us feel miserable.
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How to be a Courageous Leader: The difference between good and bad leadership

Bharati Thakore, Visionary Education and Communication Strategist
In the VUCA world of competitiveness, economic uncertainty and technological change while people say they want positive and caring leaders, we tend to choose or follow a very different kind of leader.
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Setting Yourself Up For Sticking To Your Resolutions

Gunjan Jain, Author & Investment Banker
How many resolutions have you set for this year, asks Gunjan Jain, author of She Walks, She Leads
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Striking The Balance

Shubhra Chadda
Shubhra Chadda is the co-founder at Chumbak and heads Design and Product. She started the company with her husband, Vivek Prabhakar, to create a brand that reflected India at its best through products that were driven by great design and were meant to become the first choice for gifting for everyone travelling to India.
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The Shadow

Diana Delvadavala
The shadow is indeed a reflection, but not in the way we understand it to be, says Diana Delvadavala
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Get Up And Get Going

Rati Shetty, Co-Founder, BankBazaar.com
That time of the year has rolled around again – the time to make resolutions and set goals for the new year. This has been an annual ritual for thousands of people since time eternal says Rati Shetty.
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Taking the Plunge

Gauri Devidayal, Director, Food Matters, India
In Conversation with Gauri Devidayal about her life, career, goals and much more....
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Chart Your Roadmap

Archana Khosla, Founder Partner, Vertices Partners
Archana Khosla has journeyed from nurturing a dream to realizing a career. Her triumphant brushes with entrepreneurship, offer insights and solutions on taking the plunge, making for an exciting and motivational read.
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Feminism at its’ First!

Aabha Bakaya, Founder, AB Network
An excerpt from childhood, a story of an iron lady, a tale of love, an unraveling of feminism - all bundled together in this heartfelt journal from Aabha Bakaya - LWL.
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Girl On A Mission

Marta Vanduzer - Snow
While digitalization, e-commerce and start-ups are shining in the limelight, rural India is still in a dark corner, gnawing with the need of breakthroughs in sanitation - and that is just what Marta Vanduzer-Snow has paved the way for! 
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Entrepreneurship and Vision

Aishwarya Nair Mathew, Head Corporate Food & Wine Merchandising, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts
Entrepreneur Aishwarya Nair Mathew wears several hats. A passionate health food brand owner, who is also a food and wine consultant - she sketches a wonderful story of inspiration and points out some pro tips on getting ahead in business. Read on! 
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Strong Women = Strong World

Manisha Girotra, CEO, Moelis India
Manisha Girotra comes with passion, vision and most importantly a vivid dream, so pure and potent to soon become a reality. Read her thoughts on empowering women in thought, deed and action. 
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Beyond The World Of Finance

Bala Deshpande, Senior Managing Director of the venture capital firm, New Enterprise Associates
Armed with the fundamentals of finance, funding and female fervor, Bala Deshpande opens up in this candid discussion about her stint in the world of numbers and her time outside of it.
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Slow and Steady

Yashaswini Samat, or Yash as she is fondly called by those in the business, is the new woman in charge at Grey Group—in fact, she is the first woman CEO at the advertising giant.
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Breaking The Silence

Anuja Gupta, Founder & Executive Director, RAHI Foundation
Founder of It was India’s first incest/child sexual abuse response organisation that has since laid the foundation for this issue to come to light and continues to shape the way the it is addressed in the country.  
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Does A Work-Life Balance Really Exist?

Shagun Mehandru, Vice President - IT Risk Division, Morgan Stanley, NYC
A hectic job, an even more hectic social life, managing the house and a new born child – Shagun Mehandru is indeed a superwoman who tells you her tales of how she manages her life.  
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Inheritance – Materialistic Or Beyond? A must read for every parent...

Diana Delvadavala
Why is the term inheritance only restricted to finance, real estate, jewellery and other materialistic things? In this article Diana throws light on a very important aspect which is the emotional and psychological behavior that a child inherits from parents.
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Chatting With A Changemaker

Nikhil Sangha
While many people have interviewed Gayatri Rangachari Shah and stuck to the author and book piece, the objective of this interview is to be a little more casual, tongue in cheek, short and crisp, witty and fun, playful yet poignant.
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Forget The Glass Ceiling … Meet The Glass Walls

Heather Saville Gupta, Executive Coach
Break the mould! It’s time we have equal opportunities for women who wish to re-join their workplace says Heather Saville Gupta who believes that a little bit of coaching goes a long way in building confidence to return to the corporate life.
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What it takes to Succeed: Lessons from Tech Entrepreneur Manisha Raisinghani

A CHAT WITH MANISHA RAISINGHANI, FOUNDER & CTO – LOGINEXT Manisha Raisinghani, Co-founder of LogiNext, one of the fastest growing tech companies in the world, talks to Aabha Bakaya about what it takes to succeed at being one of the few 'woman' techies. Don’t submit to any biases held by the world and continue to work towards your goals is her only mantra!
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How Innovative Women Are Moving Us With Ideas And Inspiration!

Priya Kapadia, Head, Marico Innovation Foundation
Innovative thinking can sprout anywhere and anyone can come up with a disruptive idea that can address a large enough market need. When we witness a discontinuity, or experience a challenge in our lived reality we naturally rummage for a solution and it is this seeking that forms the genesis of most innovations we see around us and consume today. However, it is never an idea alone that changes lives.
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From Challenges To Stepping Stones

Archana Rajaram, founder of a top law firm, puts out some words of wisdom and offers some pointers on how to convert the troubles into triumphs and emerge as a winner of a start-up.
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Why Women Make Better Investors

Samina Nalwala, Personal Finance Consultant
While there are several scenarios where women trump men, have a look at these 5 articulately stated reasons by Samina, as to why women make truly good investors.
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First Step Towards Your Business

Mallika Setalvad, Founder, Work In Progress
In this read, Mallika Setalvad, Founder, Work in Progress, lays out an accurate navigation map of how to start your entrepreneurial journey, while taking the best route possible.
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Empowering More Women

Heather Saville Gupta, Executive Coach
Heather Saville Gupta, Executive Coach, lends insight on the phenomenon of 'Pay It Forward' - a simple process to pass on the baton of goodness and grace, in an effort to championing women.
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The DICE Future | Radha Kapoor Khanna | TEDx IESMCRC

Watch Radha Kapoor Khanna talk about building an ecosystem guided by design, innovation and creativity-led entrepreneurship, which she calls the DICE effect.
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Building A Brand Online - Cracking The Digital Marketing Code

Mallika Setalvad, Founder, Work In Progress
Showcase the real YOU while understanding and engaging with your customers through different digital channels. Here are a few personal tips by Mallika Setalvad where she talks about how these platforms can help you leverage your brand.
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