Roots and Wings Wisdom

 

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I published Roots and Wings, the book that chronicles the lives of 29 pioneering engineering women of India, 16 months ago.  Here are some words of wisdom from several of these women who graduated between 1953-1971.

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High on Mentoring

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If I were to characterize 2019, I would say that it was a year of mentoring. I interacted with some great mentees and was fortunate to play a small part in their aspiring lives. In the process, I gained a lot.

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Soundbites, Context, and the Reader’s Responsibility

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Many leaders, including technology visionaries, often use soundbites to make a point.  Unfortunately, many of them could be misleading, if you don’t get past the soundbite.

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There is a hole in the side of the boat

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Leaders face tremendous challenges when they take the helms of an existing organization. They don’t have the luxury of a clean slate. Even in a well-run organization, there is room for improvement, and opportunity for the new leader to make a mark. In some cases, the leaders come into situations that might look hopeless and the hurdles insurmountable. In some others, the incoming leader doesn’t even know the enormity of it all until they start revealing themselves over a period of time.

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Working from home – we can work it out

 

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Working from home is a hot topic. Just because some companies are asking their employees to switch from being a remote worker to onsite, all of a sudden working from home is not good for business anymore.

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3 Nascent Leadership Qualities of Young Women I Mentor

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In the last few months, I started providing guidance, and start mentor relationships with a number of young women with technical education.

All these young women have three wonderful qualities in common.

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