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WILDialogs – Panel 3

In this LawWiser #WILDialogs interview, our host Lavanya Behl talks to Suneeth Katarki and Avimukt Dar, Founding Partners, IndusLaw about gender diversity in the legal profession – at law firms, in-house and the judiciary.

While things are changing at the law school and associate level in terms of more women coming into the profession, this is not reflecting as much at the partnership level. What can we do to ensure that women lawyers get to compete on equal grounds without being expected to work, act and interact in the same manner as their male colleagues?

The speakers share about how having a woman on board in the early days of the firm would have added a lot of value to the team. They also talk about the reality that law firms are service and sales centric and how across industries the gender ratio in sales teams is skewed in favour of men.

We explore some of the ways of retaining women in the workforce given the unexpected toll that the pandemic has taken on the lives of working women.

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Questioning Implicit Gender Bias at Work & Beyond – WILDialogs

Here’s a sneak peek into our next session of LawWiser #WILDialogs powered by IndusLaw.

 

Our host Lavanya Behl is in conversation with Suneeth Katarki and Avimukt Dar, Founding Partners at IndusLaw.

 

In this short clip, our speakers talk about their personal experience and how they’ve observed gender bias, often unconscious, at work and in the larger context of society.

 

At home women are often left out of important conversations and not spoken freely in front of. Professionally, they are sometimes not taken seriously when compared to their male counterparts. How do we identify, examine and address these implicit biases is something we need to constantly ask ourselves.

 

Stay tuned for the full interview to be released soon!

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WILDialogs – Understanding Enablers of Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace, Sowmya Kumar

Next in LawWiser #WILDialogs powered by IndusLaw, we bring to you a conversation about diversity and inclusion with the very warm and open Sowmya Kumar. She’s a Partner, Labour & Employment at IndusLaw, based out of Bangalore.

 

She begins by explaining the basic difference between diversity and inclusion which is very often not fully understood. In that context, she talks about Shamnad Basheer’s initiative to induce a sense of equality at the law school level itself.

 

While talking to our host Lavanya, Sowmya opens up about her journey as a professional with experiences ranging from working at the Big Four to big law firms. She has a wide spectrum of practical experience from where she is able to draw and break down what the issues really are. It was really interesting to understand the distinction between equality and equity.

 

Watch her explain where the difference lies and how that difference can take us really far in devising inclusive policies.

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WILDialogs – Human Centric Approach to Inclusivity at the Workplace, Jahnavi Upadhyay

Jahnavi is Partner, North India – Legal, Decathlon. Here’s a snippet from LawWiser #WILDialogs powered by IndusLaw.

She explains what it means to go a step beyond gender diversity at workplaces. It is the simple act of treating everyone like a human being first.

Listen to her also talk about specific policies which ensure that everyone gets an equal opportunity when the need arises!

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WILDialogs – Is being a working woman a balancing act? – Shefali Shyam

Here’s a snippet from Panel 2 of #WILDialogs powered by IndusLaw featuring Shefali Shyam, General Counsel, Arvind Fashions Ltd. She shares her own experiences as a working mother and GC.

She talks about simple yet innovative solutions to challenges that arise for working women who juggle multiple roles. Watch to find out more!

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WILDialogs – The Need for Gender Inclusive Company Policies, Devjeet Ghosh

In Panel 2 of LawWiser #WILDialogs powered by IndusLaw, we speak to Devjeet Ghosh, Legal Head at Mahindra Susten about the women colleagues who have inspired him.

It made us very happy to hear his views on gender equality as well as the extra mile that some companies like his own have gone to make workplaces inclusive.

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WILDialogs – How Can Men and Women be Allies at Workplaces? – Sushmita Gandhi

Watch this snippet from LawWiser #WILDialogs featuring Sushmita Gandhi, Partner, Induslaw.

She talks to us about what it takes to create a workplace which is free of gender bias. She also shares her personal experience as a woman in litigation and how her team has provided a supportive environment for her to grow.

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WILDialogs – Women’s Empowerment and Meritocracy, Revathy Muralidharan

Watch our co-host of #WILDialogs Revathy Muralidharan, Partner at IndusLaw, talk about the nature of problems women face at their workplaces even though more and more opportunities are accessible to them.

She believes that for women the path to empowerment lies in breaking the shackles of stereotypes and rising above them through one’s own merit.

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WILDialogs – Panel 2

This women’s history month, we talk to our illustrious speakers about gender diversity and inclusion in the profession of law.

On Panel 2 of LawWiser #WILDialogs, we have with us our incredible hosts, Revathy and Sushmita, both partners at Induslaw. Tune in for this engaging discussion they have with our guest speakers Shefali, Jahnavi, and Devjeet.

They talk about #womenempowerment in legal workspaces, the role of men counterparts as allies, and the comparative impact of CoVID and WFH they’ve observed on the workforce.

Our speakers also share anecdotes from their journeys and how they overcame various challenges that come as part of their roles.

We hope you’ll enjoy watching this fun yet important dialogue unfurl!

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WILDialogs – Gender Inclusivity in Corporates & Law Firms

Diversity is no doubt important, but inclusion goes a step further.

How does an organisation build an environment in which its women feel supported, respected, and equal?

In this video, Manjaree Chowdhary, Namita Viswanath, and Padmaja Kaul talk about the gender inclusivity measures at their workplaces and what more needs to be done to fight bias and enable growth of women lawyers.

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