Women At Work

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The Womanhood Penalty: 5 Behaviours That Show Corporate India Has Some Serious Growing Up To Do

As a vice-president advising one of India's best-known companies, I was once asked to leave the room so a very senior member could crack an inappropriate joke. I was the only woman in the room, needless to say. Let's face it, corporate India isn't used to seeing women in positions of power. I've learnt to expect some curiosity, some inelegance and many awkward moments. Here's my list of workplace woes that illustrate how corporate India has a lot of growing up to do.
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Here' A Four-Letter Word To Avoid At Work: Babe

Indra Nooyi, the super-successful CEO of Pepsi, nailed what a lot of women feel when she recently said, "I hate being called sweetie or honey...All that has got to go. We have got to be treated as executives or people rather than honey, sweetie, babe." The stereotyping of women is still so prevalent in the 21st century that it makes me want to gag with disgust.
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17 Reasons Why A Woman Should Work

Many times I wonder why she should work - your friend, wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, any woman. After all, society accepts it if a woman stays home to look after her family's needs. And to try and juggle the responsibilities of home with work requires a feat of endurance, day after day. It's not an easy world out there, at the workplace, the public arena. So, why should she work?