Women leaders in India are pursuing unconventional careers: Leena Lele Dutta, Sony YAY!

Guest Column: Dutta, Business Head, Sony YAY! says crafting an ecosystem that helps bridge the gender gap, women are now empowered to pursue a position of power across male-dominated industries

e4m by Leena Lele Dutta
Published: Mar 9, 2020 11:10 AM  | 3 min read
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Indian industries and corporate cultures are witnessing a paradigm shift in gender diversity at the workplace as women rise through ranks in highly male-dominated areas like politics, bureaucracy, sports, film, etc. The rapidly changing scenario sees these women, from various walks of life, continue to break barriers and stereotypes to emphasize their role in contributing to the growth of society.

Equal Opportunities At The Workplace

While the Indian media and entertainment industry does have a considerably good amount of representation of both genders in leadership roles, we should be further driven to progress by aiming higher and find solutions leading to having more women at the workplace. As a business leader, it is of utmost importance to foster equal opportunities and eliminate any form of bias, stereotypes, fears, and prejudices away to award employees basis merit. With women rising to the challenge and breaking the glass ceiling, I feel that their career trajectory can soar higher with the implementation of excellent HR practices that ensure that women are respected and well-represented in their organizations and paid fairly.

What Women Need To Overcome

With women still pushing to reach the top, they are faced with a range of challenges that preventing them from achieving their goal of becoming a leader at their company. It is their confidence, relentless drive and headstrong persona that sees them so very capable of overcoming any challenge thrown at them. While women are taking the setbacks faced as a learning experience, they are not letting it affect them in their quest to achieve further success and climb the corporate ladder. I believe that the perfect mantra to break down these stereotypes is self-belief and trusting your inner voice. By investing in themselves, women can take control of their thoughts by becoming more aware and replace them with grit and determination. This is a long-term problem with a long-term solution and we all need to play our part in bringing in the change.

Smashing Stereotypes in a Full-Time Job

While we have many headstrong ladies who shatter stereotypes everywhere they go, one can simply not ignore how it takes a bold and fearless woman to rise above it. What we, as, women, can do is be bold with the choices that we make. With the innate ability to multitask, women should not stunt their growth by restricting themselves to one role. Today’s modern working woman often has to don multiple hats that she has to wear on any given day and in any given moment. With the ability to multitask we today see women doing so well in various fields keeping a healthy balance between personal and professional life.

Working In Unison

At Sony YAY! we believe in building in creating and fostering a healthy and gender- diverse working culture that removes any form of bias and presents equal opportunities to our dedicated team. We have built our own distinct culture that is shaped by the values and priorities of the people who work here. We have today created a working culture where our employees feel respected, safe, relaxed and know that that there is an immense opportunity to grow. As a business leader, witnessing such a positive mindset amongst the team is a testament to the fact that our employees want to invest their talent and future with us.

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not in any way represent the views of exchange4media.com

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