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“We still have to have equal treatment. I hate being called sweetie or honey at times which I still am called,” said Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi.
“We still have to have equal treatment. I hate being called sweetie or honey at times which I still am called,” said Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo.
We often assume that after heading one of the world’s largest consumer product companies for nearly a decade and doubling up the company’s revenue in her tenure; after rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry and beyond; after being consistently named in the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women for her successful career at PepsiCo; office-wide respect and gender equality would be given.
But unfortunately it seems that successful leadership doesn’t necessarily lead to equal treatment for women in the workplace.
The cola giant CEO discussed the challenges she had to face as a female in charge at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, 2016. She remarked that one of the toughest hurdle for her to overcome was not being treated equally by her male colleagues, despite being who she is today.
Take a look at the video of this inspirational woman who said that despite the gender disparity at the workplace she ‘clawed’ her way up and that is what we all have to do. As a woman we need to help other women to climb up the ladder too.
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.