Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management was represented by its students at the 2nd Gender Equality Summit, 2019 organized by the UN Global Compact Network, India on 1st March ,2019 at ITC Sheraton, New Delhi. The theme of the summit was “Preparing women for the future of work”.
It was an enriching session graced by some eminent speakers from reputed organizations like Ms. Vaishali Sinha (Chief Sustainability, CSR & Communications Officer, ReNew Power), Mr. Deepak Dwivedi (Editor and Chief, Dainik Bhaskar), Ms. Rachna Mukherjee (CHRO, India Region, Schneider Electric), Ms. Shubha Srinivasan (Director, Social Impact Practice, Deloitte India), Ms. Lakshmi Umapathy (Plant Head & General Manager Kirloskar Brothers Ltd), Dr. Archana Singh (Head Corporate Priority, NSDC), to name a few.
The future of the women was linked to the 4th Industrial Revolution that is about to come with the advent of Artificial Intelligence.They stated how gender equality is extremely important for the country’s growth as we cannot grow without the support of nearly half the population, that is the women. For women, to contribute as effectively, we need to make workspaces more flexible, free of inequalities and harassment.
It was empowering to hear success stories of women like Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, the first Indian women to graduate from Harvard Business School and Ms. Lakshmi Uthpathy, the head of an all-women run plant.