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Thoughts on Work Life!

by Gitanjali | 2 August 2013 | No Comments


Staring at a bare space, the first page of a blank word document and wondering what my very first blog should be about, is fairly terrifying!

I have so many thoughts about this whole issue of work-family balance, and the role of women in the workplace, at home, and in our societies. Some things have changed quite radically. Perceptions of what a woman’s role is in their own minds, and in the family, and at the workplace are now quite different. And yet, in many ways, nothing has changed.

The brouhaha over the article Anne Marie Slaughter wrote in the Atlantic Monthly “that women still can’t have it all”, the “rejoinder” Cheryl Sandberg gave with her book, Lean In, and the media attention Marissa Meyer of Yahoo earned by banning the work from home option at Yahoo, make conflicts and constraints that profoundly impact women everywhere in the world, appear to be something of a Western issue. There is clearly a need for voices from other parts of the globe to be heard.

I believe there has never been a time, when there has been so great an understanding, that all of us will benefit from a more equitable society. That empowering women is not only good for them , it is also in the interest of men, and of children.


From the Blog

1st
Sept 2013

TICKING BIO CLOCK

In many ways, the issues of work family balance are well known. The real challenge is to understand how to use this information in making one’s own life choices. Should one marry early or late, or not at all, should.

13th
Aug 2013

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

When I was researching issues related to family life for my book, “The Great Indian Family” in the early 2000s, I did find that no matter how husbands and wives, mothers in law and daughters in law renegotiated roles and.

10th
Aug 2013

STRESSED INDIAN WOMEN

Indian women the most stressed in the world, a 2011 Nielsen survey, “Women of Tomorrow”, of 6,500 women across 21 different nations, found, with 87% stating that they felt stressed most of the time. 82% had no free time at.

2nd
Aug 2013

THOUGHTS ON WORK LIFE

Staring at a bare space, the first page of a blank word document and wondering what my very first blog should be about, is fairly terrifying! I have so many thoughts about this whole issue of work-family balance, and the...

2nd
Sept 2013

BACK TO THE FUTURE

The other day a met a young journalist at an art exhibition, as I see myself as a journalist who is doing a huge amount of corporate communication, and much too little journalism these days, I was immediately drawn to her, and we got talking.