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Careers For Women Will Zoom When Employers Truly Support Them In These Ways
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Careers for women are no longer a rarity; yet, senior level positions often elude women. Organisations need to walk the talk when it comes to supporting women's careers.

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Why Ambitious Indian Women Who Want To Reach The Top In Their Professional Lives Are Rare
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Are ambitious Indian women who want to pursue their careers aggressively rare because they are beaten down by years of conditioning to prioritise the family role?

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What Does It Take To Become An Entrepreneur? #WomenOnTheMove
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Even before starting, people often worry if they have what it takes to become an entrepreneur! Know with #WomenOnTheMove.

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Entrepreneurship

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These Inspirational Women Bust The Myth That Women Hate Other Women #Video
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Women entrepreneurs share with us the inspirational women who have fuelled their journeys. Watch an interesting short video to learn more!

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Entrepreneur Gargi Shah Asks You To Reflect On Your Reasons Behind Founding A Startup
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Gargi Shah of The Playce, a co-working space for startups and freelancers in Mumbai, urges you to recognize the hardships of startups, before taking the plunge.

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Entrepreneur Vineeta Singh Shares Her Strategy On Growing A Customer Base With Minimal Investment
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Vineeta Singh of FAB BAG talks about an interesting strategy on acquiring a loyal base of customers at minimal costs.

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Newsmakers

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One Doesn’t Need To Be A Jayalalithaa Fangirl To Applaud Her Pro-Women Policies
AIADMK leader Jayaram Jayalalitha greets the audience during her swearing-in-ceremony as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state in Chennai, India, Saturday, May 23, 2015. An appeals court acquitted the powerful politician in southern India of corruption charges earlier this month, clearing the way for her to return to public office. She was forced last year to step down as the highest elected official in Tamil Nadu after a Bangalore court in September convicted her of possessing wealth disproportionate to her income and sentenced her to four years in prison. (R. Senthil Kumar/ Press Trust of India via AP)

While questions over her probity (and of those close to her) lingered over her political career, one cannot help but applaud the late CM, J.Jayalalithaa for her pro-women policies in a sea of misogyny.

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These 5 Women Panchayat Leaders Have Made Extraordinary Contributions To Their Villages
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Women Panchayat leaders are slowly emerging from the shadow of their male counterparts, to truly take charge. Although patriarchal societies are slow to change, here are some positive stories.

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Hats Off Sunny Leone! This Unapologetic Star Has Made It To BBC 100 Women
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The BBC recently came out with its BBC 100 Women 2016 – a list of influential and inspirational women of 2016. While all of these women aren’t famous, each of them is so beautifully working towards a cause in her own way.

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Q & A

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Reinvent Our Careers! Is It Possible? #WomenOnTheMove
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Is it possible to reinvent our careers, follow our passions and love what we do? We tried to find the answers in our weekly Twitter chat for #WomenOnTheMove Do you feel that you aren’t doing what you want to do? Does the start of your work-week trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress and you lack […]

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Q&A: How To Become A Writer
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In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to become a writer. How can someone with a flair for writing find opportunities?

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Q&A: How To Socialise At Work
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In this edition of the Q&A for working women in India, life coach Jaya Narayan answers a question on how to socialise at work when there are very few women in the team

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Workplace Issues

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Where Have The Women In Science Gone? The Labhoppers Are Finding Out.
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Why does the proportion of women in science drop as we go up the ladder? What do Indian women in science need to be able to pursue their passion? A very special team, the Labhoppers, is finding out.  Meet the LabHoppers – Aashima Dogra and Nandita Jayaraj. Yes, you heard it right. Labhoppers. These science communicators […]

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Freelance Work From Home Often Doesn’t Get Respect. It’s No Walk In The Park!
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Freelance work from home often involves superb time management and a highly evolved sense of responsibility. Yet, its often not seen as 'work' at all!

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Women In The Informal Sector (Like Your Domestic Help) More Likely To Be Sexually Exploited. Here’s Why
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Fear, economic vulnerability, lack of family support and ignorance of the law make a potent combination for sexual exploitation of women in the informal sector.

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