‘Meet with a LeadHer’: Interactive sessions with women leaders

By Team External Relations Mar 08, 2024

In the run-up to International Women's Day, the Indian School of Business organised ‘Meet with a LeadHer', a series of interactive lunch/coffee meets where women leaders shared perspectives on their journey and achievements with a select audience from the ISB community.

This was conceptualised by the Office of External Relations and organised in partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement.

These gatherings took place across six cities, featuring eight women leaders who interacted with the ISB alumni, students, and staff members.

Here’s a glimpse into the conversations:

  • Hilary McGeachy, Australian Consul General in Bengaluru: She led conversations on women's roles in diplomacy, business, public service, and the transformative power of education.
  • Caroline Rowett, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh: She offered insights into her diplomatic career path and delved into the challenges and opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds.
  • Christina Scott, British Deputy High Commissioner to India in New Delhi: Christina explored the role of education in empowering women, as well as the bilateral relations between India and the UK.
  • Jennifer Larson, U.S. Consul General, Hyderabad: She discussed the importance of empathy in leadership, inclusive hiring practices, and the significance of parental leave policies within organisations.
  • A Manimekhalai, Managing Director and CEO, Union Bank of India: She engaged in a fireside chat covering gender barriers, the value of diligence, and the benefits of strategic collaboration.
  • Sonali Giri, IAS, Managing Director, Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (PUNSUP), Government of Punjab: She emphasised the need for support towards women's aspirations and underscored the profound impact of women's decision-making.
  • Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax Limited: Meher shared perspectives on various aspects of women's personal and professional journeys, including mental well-being, achieving work-life balance, and cultivating assertiveness, in the presence of Ms Anu Aga, Padma Shri Awardee.