Nestled in the corner of a cafe somewhere in Bangkok, I had my nose buried in a coffee-table book that I had no intention of reading. It was called, “If I Could Tell You Just One thing,” by Richard Reed. The rain had trapped me inside and eventually my aimless flipping through the pages turned into undivided attention.

Reed spent a few years gathering pieces of life advice from people he labeled as “remarkable.” In Reed’s life these were mainly politicians and celebrities and nobel peace prize winners — people that he deemed to be at the top of their…


A few years ago, I was in Paris’s metro with a friend and, as we were counting the remaining stops before our destination, she told me about a horrible experience she had on the line. She was going to a bar and was supposed to meet friends at the station nearby. She arrived early and decided to wait for the others on the platform — mainly to avoid waiting outside alone at night. At the time, she thought this was the safest solution given that there was CCTV in the station and that trains were arriving with passengers on a…


In 2019, like most MBA students, I found myself in a management consulting info session. I was shiny and suited up, but on the inside I felt as if I had just downed a bottle of sriracha.

Was it the first time I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be there? Not really. I spent four years at undergraduate business school thinking they had admitted me by accident. The next four years I spent worrying my wealth fund colleagues would figure out I wasn’t an excel whiz.

In 2020 I moved to the UK to co-found Freedom Row, a SaaS…


Many companies are attempting to strike a gender balance at a managerial level, in their C-Suite, and on their boards. They are pulling up chairs to the proverbial table and asking women to have a seat and a voice. Lean In stated that while the overall outlook from the 590 companies and 22,000 employees they reviewed and reported on is promising, women remain significantly underrepresented.

I am all for bringing women into the room. I am excited to see and hear about women in roles previously slated for a man in the boys’ club (finance roles, anyone?), and I welcome…


Have you ever been in a situation where you felt

- Left out?

- Unheard?

- Dissatisfied with seemingly unfair outcomes/decisions?

We tend to talk a lot about experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out) — but fearing you are missing out and knowing you’ve been left out, or not included, are two different emotions altogether

In a recent study* researchers at the University of Ottawa found that feeling left out or not included does greater harm to employees’ happiness than outright harassment. Startling but borne out by research!

So, what does feeling “included” or “inclusion” at work mean? …


Source: Ancita Space

Diversity, and How is it Rooted in a “Glocal” context?

In a world in which the only thing we can predict is the existence of change and uncertainty, we must evolve ourselves, our workplaces, and our communities to the needs of the moment. While the past few decades have boasted global interconnectedness through innovations such as transportation and digital technologies, Covid-19 has demanded an increasing focus on localization due to a lack of international travel and an emphasis on empowering local contexts. Thus, we derive the term “glocal.” Carrying a world vision and broad perspective, while bringing our attention back…


Imagine the nature of your daily work being a persistent health hazard and now imagine being unable to rely on that income. Such is the status of agricultural women in Pakistan. The division of labour and allocation of resources between genders in the agriculture sector in Pakistan creates a widespread power imbalance and persistent health issues amongst many women in the country’s workforce.

Agriculture is the lifeblood for much of the population of Pakistan and the largest production based contributor to its GDP, contributing 19.31% in the fiscal year 2019–2020 (Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, 2021). The sector provides work to…


Who are these Latina on the rise? Let’s begin with identifying what constitutes being Latino or Hispanic. These two terms are often used interchangeably in the United States and you will see why from the definitions. Latino is defined as “a person of Latin American origin living in the US” and Hispanic “of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent and especially of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin living in the US”. …


During the past year of lockdowns, I have something to be very grateful for. Being an entrepreneur has anchored me. Given me a consistent reason to get up in the morning, to keep growing, to drive forward and explore new opportunities, collaborations and in turn, a whole new future. It’s been a privilege to also be able to do this with friends, associates, and clients who have trusted me with their time, businesses, passions, and dreams.

Deciding to go it alone, and build my own company has brought many challenges, some natural to the game, some exacerbated by 2020, but…


The most common sentiment in the new year was most likely “2020 was horrible, thank god 2020’s over”. And I for one agree with this notion, it was a difficult, mortifying and exhausting year.

Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash

In the midst of a global pandemic where over 2 million people have died, political uncertainty that led to an insurrection by a mob at the pinnacle of democracy, and a worldwide racial reckoning through the #BLM movement, I was torn about where to devote my attention. I wanted to feel useful but it was hard to feel of value just “locked-down” in my home in Mumbai. When it came to the pandemic, I wasn’t a frontline worker, the only way I knew how to be helpful was by staying home and calling people out for not wearing their masks…

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