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All About Empathy
IT’S BEEN JUST over a year since Anuradha Razdan, Executive Director (Human Resources), Hindustan Unilever, took over her ‘dream role’ at the country’s leading FMCG company. There has seldom been a dull moment for her. Within months of her taking ove
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Serving The Needy
THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK has made Nita Ambani’s life more hectic. She takes stock of its socio-economic impact almost every day and designs the plan with her team at Reliance Foundation to reach the most affected — labourers, unemployed and the homeless
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Net Gains For Byju’s
EVERY CRISIS presents an opportunity and this is that inflection point for education, where we expect the rise of a blended model,” says Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder and Director of Think & Learn Pvt Ltd, or the brand Byju's. Having met her future hus
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WHO’s First Chief Scientist
DR SOUMYA Swaminathan is probably going through the busiest phase of her life as a globally renowned healthcare professional. The virus outbreak and number of vaccine trials have put the spotlight on the World Health Organisation (WHO). As the first
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Women In Power
India’s 23.9 per cent GDP contraction in April-June quarter makes it the worst performing major economy among the G7 + India + China. It was the result of the world’s strictest lockdown starting March 25. However, depicting that state of India’s econ
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The Enterprising Focus Beauty Nail Tycoon- Dr. Leenas
The Nail Artistry', is India's uber luxe salon brand owned by the much-envied entrepreneur Dr. Leena S who is a qualified dentist, model and actor. She believes that "Well-groomed women settle only for the very best in everything they do." 'The Nail
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The Techie Who Takes Risks
SHE HAS ALWAYS been a risk-taker. Her mantra: “In failures, we learn; in successes we earn.” This has helped Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India, and Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Intel Corp, in her over 27-year stint in the company — the
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Next-Gen Ambani
THOUGH SHE JOINED the family’s telecom and retail businesses as director in 2014, Isha Ambani, the eldest of the twins of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, had a larger role to play in the last two years. She had been one of the lead negotiators with Facebo
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Tackling Microaggression
Ritu Menon (name changed) was happy to get back to work after her maternity break. With seven years of experience in an IT firm, she was excited to resume her work on cutting edge AI project at the customer location. But, little did she expect to be
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Desi Scripts, Global Hits
AT THE DUBAI airport lounge days before the lockdown, an Italian lady walked up to Aparna Purohit, enquiring about the stickers of various Amazon shows on the latter’s laptop. “She asked me where I got the stickers from. When she got to know I was fr
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Responsible Marketer
THOUGH PRIYA NAIR, Executive Director (Personal Care), Hindustan Unilever, started her career with the organisation decades ago, the last few months have been by far the most exciting and challenging. As head of the Personal Care Division, which has
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Different Strokes
THIRTY ONE-YEAR-OLD Manasi Tata always prefers to go off the beaten track. The fifth-generation member of the Kirloskar group, Manasi sits on the board of several group companies. She looks at large business investments and creation of new verticals.
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Money Today Riding the Market Wave
The idea of 'mutual fund sahi hai’ seems to have caught on with investors. From 3.11 crore at the end of March to 3.31 crore at the end of August, the number of outstanding SIPs has been consistently on the rise. But MF investors are still a worried
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On The Cover
1 Sangeeta Pendurkar, CEO, Pantaloons Fashion, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail 2 Vibha Padalkar, MD & CEO, HDFC Life 3 Shanti Ekambaram, Group President, Consumer Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank 4 Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India 5 Meena G
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STL Bridges The Manufacturing Gender Gap With All-women Team
It's a regular day at the colouring unit of STL's - Sterlite Technologies Ltd. optical fibre cable plant at Silvassa, India. A group of 21-22 year-old-women is methodically working on the production and ensuring colouring of fibres as per the design
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Winner All The Way
EVERYONE WANTS TO INCREASE the topline and bottomline of a business, but very few can find growth opportunities in different facets of an organisation. Accenture India Chairperson and Senior Managing Director Rekha Menon is one of them. In just six y
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Haute Couture
THE TRAILER OF NETFLIX series Masaba Masaba, launched in August, ends with Masaba Gupta’s argument with a local garment shopkeeper. She claims the print he has shown was designed by her. The shopkeeper explains to her it is Masaba print, which is imp
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“It’s not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those who are most adaptable to change." Pramod Bhasin, Founder of Genpact and current Chairman, Clix Capital, quotes Charles Darwin to drive home the lessons learnt from wildlife. B
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Gender Imbalance In India Inc.
Number of Board Seats Held By Women Rises… …as More Companies Comply With Sebi Rule on Increasing Women Representation However, Women Executive Directors are Paid Far Less Than Male Counterparts India Has Far Fewer Women on Company Boards Than Develo
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The Digital Change Maker
“WHAT LIMITS you is between your ears.” A piece of advice that Daisy Chittilapilly received from a mentor a few years ago woke her up to the importance of realising her career path. Daisy has been leading Cisco India and SAARC’s Digital Transformatio
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In Business Of Food
THE MERGER of the food business of Tata Chemicals with Tata Global Beverages, which was renamed Tata Consumer Products Ltd, was a crucial step towards building a FMCG company within the salt-to-software conglomerate. TCPL’s emergence as the fast-movi
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Born Performer
FOR PRAJAKTA KOLI, meeting Michelle Obama in Washington has been the most favourite moment in the “history of her existence.” She collaborated with Michelle Obama for a YouTube original documentary on girl’s education last year, which was released in
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“Combine Your Strengths And Interests And Create Something Of High Impact”
Q: What was the problem you were grappling with? A: I had been approached to take over as the Non-Executive Chairperson of Dena Bank, a reputed public sector bank, but which was under stress at that time with NPAs, and was placed under the PCA by the
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Customer Satisfaction Is At The Heart Of Everything We Do
Manju Yagmk has radically changed the face of how real estate is perceived and marketed in India. Through her pioneering marketing approach and strategic initiatives, she has induced a paradigm shift in the industry. The Amrit Shakti brand by Nahar h
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Technology For The Masses
DEBJANI GHOSH has many firsts to her credit. She was the first woman to lead Intel India. She is also the first woman president of IT industry body NASSCOM where she is setting the industry’s agenda for the coming decades by emphasising talent develo
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Making A Mark At The Top
ROSHNI NADAR became the first woman chairperson of a leading IT services company, when the $9.9-billion HCL Corporation appointed her as the CEO and Executive Director in July. In her new role as non-executive chairperson, she will spearhead strategi
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Harvesting Numbers
PRUKALPA Sankar has a knack for starting up businesses in unexplored territories. While doing her undergrad from Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, Sankar along with her batchmate Varun Banka, launched data intelligence firm SocialCops in 2013.
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The Four-Engine Challenge
It’s double trouble for India — a health crisis and a tumbling economy, both at once. On one hand, Covid-19 cases in the country have exceeded 4.5 million, making it the worst affected after the US. On the other, the economy is in a free fall as gros
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Quintessential Techie
GARGI DASGUPTA’S technical abilities stood out even as a child. She remembers how at school she was attracted towards analytical problems such as solving the Rubik cube and magic square. “My father and I would spend weekends addressing the harder pro
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