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International women’s day- a new start for me

March 8, 2016

womenatwork

Hi friends,

Wish you all a great International women’s day. Like most of us , I too believe that we (women) should celebrate our hard-work and undying spirit everyday but having a day like today gives a special meaning to being a woman. So all the ladies out there, I salute you for being who you are and all the gentlemen who have been the pillar for a woman’s success, I respect your cooperation.

I woke up this morning to an amazing update on my twitter feed by PeopleMatters. For those of you who are not familiar with it, PeopleMatters is a leading digital platform for the HR industry. Click the link here to learn more. Today PeopleMatters released a list of top women influencers on twitter and I was honored to be part of the list. Please click the link to read the complete article and the list.

Another news, I have accepted a new job opportunity today and would be joining shortly.  So this women’s day has been a real big for me . What’s even bigger is the way women at being accepted and respected at workplace globally. Here are some recent trends on #WomenAtWork

ICICI iwork@home  – This initiative allows women employees to have access to their required operating systems in a safe and secure manner, creating a seamless office-like environment. These would include young mothers, expectant mothers, those suffering from medical conditions among others.

YouTube’s global production platform for women –  This  new initiatives by YouTube is  about empowering women to speak their minds.

Air India’s all women crew flights – The airline will operate 20 all-women crewed flights—domestically and internationally—to celebrate International Women’s Day.

How India is keeping its women productive – “Bring Your Mother-in-Law to Work” day, “Take Your Baby on Your Business Trip” programs. Longer paid maternity leaves and subsidized day care are some of the many initiatives being launched in the nation in support of female workforce.

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”– Clare Boothe Luce

If your workplace is making efforts and initiatives for their women workforce, share with us in the comments. Would love to hear and share with all …

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