Creating a more conducive work environment for women in the new normal
In the run-up to Women’s Day this year, Adgully has been coming up with a series of articles, feature reports, interactions and #TwitterChat episodes highlighting the achievements of our formidable women in the workforce as well as women leaders who have been successfully steering their teams and organisations through the uncharted waters in the post-pandemic world.
The last two episodes of Adully’s #TwitterChat dealt with women centric topics – Essence of a true women leader and Empowering women leaders of tomorrow.
As part of the #TwitterChat discussion being held just before International Women’s Day (March 8), the focus turns to “Creating A More Conducive Environment For Women In Post-Pandemic Times”. While women have been breaking through glass ceilings at the workplace, the overall women workforce in the country – and even globally – remains a dismally low as compared to be the male workforce.
The new normal is beset with new challenges as well as opportunities and navigating through uncharted waters. Even as offices reopen, albeit with new norms and new equations in place, a sizeable chunk of the workforce continues to work from home (WFH). Indeed, throughout the last year, our homes converted into offices, and with that also entered all the issues attached with the usual office life.
While in the pre-COVID era, there was a clear demarcation between work and home life, in the WFH era the lines are blurred. With the office now entering our homes via virtual meetings, constant calls, long work hours, family life has been disrupted, especially in homes where there is paucity of space. There is no respite from work and a fatigue is setting in somewhere.
Along with this, there is also a very worrisome reality that many may not be open to talk about – that of harassment in the virtual work place. Earlier, one’s home would provide a refuge from office stress, but in the new normal the harassment has followed women home. A safe workplace is every employee’s – men or women – right. So how do organisations ensure a safe work workplace for women in the post-pandemic times?
Along with providing a safe work environment, a conducive workplace that offers ample upskilling and growth opportunities that will prepare the women workforce for the new normal is also the need of the hour.
Adgully’s #TwitterChat on ‘Creating A More Conducive Environment For Women In Post-Pandemic Times’ will delve on a host of new issues that are going to face the women workforce in the coming times and how organisations and leaders need to address these issues and prepare for the future workplace.
Joining in the discussions will be:
Suma Nair- Vice President, Head of Marketing, CNBC Cluster,CNN-News18,Forbes India
Atul Sharma, Managing Director, Ruder Finn, President, Prcai
Esha Nagar, Managing Director, Nepa India
Sunchika Pandey, Founder, HAT Media
Shankar Iyer, Head- Customer Success, Infobip
Subi Chaturvedi, Chief Corporate Affairs & Communication Officer, Zupee
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Follow us on Twitter @adgully to join us for the discussions.