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The most common question I get asked is how I as an Indian woman won a sex discrimination/equal pay lawsuit against an Indian company, Wipro, in the UK courts. The answer is very simple: I was protected by the EU and British equal pay and discrimination legislation. This lawsuit has taught me many things and one of them is how mature the EU directive actually is in support of women's workplace rights.
The one question that I am being asked a lot recently is, how did I manage to overcome the many hurdles of taking on such a large corporate as Wipro? Even before I filed the [sex discrimination] lawsuit, I was advised by well-meaning senior leaders of the industry that it would be best to walk away and not take on an entity like Wipro that has all the financial and political muscle power that I obviously do not.