In the first video in the “Charting Your Career” series for Ladies Who Lead, Rakhi Sinha warns against succumbing to ‘victimhood mentality’ and encourages women to be masters of their circumstance instead. Certain sexist mental blocks and double standards may perhaps always prevail in a man’s world. Rakhi advises women to not let such attitudes bog them down and instead grow an emotional intelligence from such experiences. It’s nothing personal and unfortunately comes with the business. She says to recognise situations for what they are, but overcome the obstacles without getting carried away or bruised. As women, we should assert our strengths, never doubt our value, be objective and treat such issues as business challenges that comes with the territory.
Ladies Who Lead, true to its name, is passionate about engaging, conversing, mentoring and sharing life and work experiences with women in the corporate industry. ‘Success Mantras’ is the first property as part of this endeavour. The series will showcase a fleet of leading women who not only share their views from the top, but also offer up some sage advice and frank admissions about the realities of being career minded women, navigating challenges like motherhood, sexism, pay gap, glass ceiling, male work cultures, self esteem issues and typical office politics.
As women ourselves, we understand best the complexities of juggling what our intuition says to do versus the fear of patriarchal perception. We know exactly that most advice shelled out to working women are easier said than done. This is why, we feel there is a need to go beyond just words and dig deep into the solutions and varied range of tried and tested experiences of real women achievers.
With the ‘Charting Your Career’ series, we try to study and address the challenges women face in different industries, to present the rude realities along with ready workable solutions to cope with them.