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30 Women In Power: Their Voices, Their Stories

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30 Women in Power carries the inimitable voices of Indian women who have been pioneers and led la... Read More

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30 Women in Power carries the inimitable voices of Indian women who have been pioneers and led large organizations in banking, law, the media, advertising, government services, health care, consulting, the fast-moving consumer goods sector and the not-for-profit space.
In these narratives told up, close and personal thirty of India’s greatest women achievers speak of the guiding principles that have held them in good stead; The role models who have anchored them; The childhood influences that have shaped their values and the interests outside the world of work that have revitalized them. Coming from all walks of life, these empowered women discuss their many successes and their dreams for the future. Yet, they also venture to disclose the setbacks that have preceded hard-won conquests; The barriers, psychological or otherwise, that may have held them back at certain points and the compromises they’ve had to make to reach the top.
Through these honest and contemplative revelations, thirty women in power answer those questions that confront all working women from how best to balance the personal and the professional, to how to dismantle gender biases. Equally, the essayists consider seminal issues that concern every committed professional, man or woman: What are the qualities that define a leader? Where does one find a mentor? What are the ingredients in the recipe for success?
Edited by business leader extraordinaire Naina Lal Kidwai, this topical and relevant book is a must-read, not only for the lessons it provides, but also for the intimate accounts it offers of lives powerfully lived.

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Title: 30 Women In Power: Their Voices, Their Stories
Author: Kidwai Naina Lal
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 9788129141873
SKU: BK0338070
EAN: 9788129141873
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Naina Lal Kidwai is chairman, Max Financial Services and a non-executive director of Nestlé SA, CIPLA and Larsen and Toubro. At the time of compiling this book, she was executive director on the board of HSBC Asia-Pacific and chairman of HSBC India posts she retired from in December 2015. She was the first woman president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India’s leading and oldest industry association and has served on several government committees including the Prime Minister's Trade and Industries Council, the National Manufacturing Council and the National Trade Council and on the working group on 'Banking, Financial Sector, Legislative Reforms Commission and the National Institute of Bank Management'. She is also a global advisor for Harvard Business School and chairs its India advisory board. An MBA from Harvard Business School, Naina has made a regular appearance over the years on listings by 'Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Time' as one of the most powerful women in business in the world. She believes in empowering women through livelihoods. Her interests in the environment and water are evident through her engagements as chair of 'FICCI’s Water Mission', chair of the India Sanitation Coalition, vice chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water and board member of 'The Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, The Energy and Resources Institute and The International Advisory Council of UNEP’s Inquiry for Sustainable Financing'. Naina has edited the book 'Contemporary Banking' in India and is the recipient of many awards and honours, including the Padma Shri in 2007, for her contribution to trade and industry

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