Women in Leadership
Research shows that gender diversity can boost financial performance of the company and makes good business sense. Successful companies appreciate the unique perspectives that women executives bring to the table and acknowledge the subtle challenges that they face at work.
Women In Leadership (WIL) is aimed at preparing women for leadership positions by enabling them with knowledge, skills and abilities to identify their unique strengths and career potential while making a significant contribution to their organizations. This supports the organizations in their objective of achieving workplace gender diversity.
Benefits of the program
For the participants
- Become self-aware and unlock leadership potential
- Develop leadership competence
- Design and achieve higher career goals
- Share experience and knowledge with diverse peer group
For the sponsoring organizations
- Foster and create a culture of workforce diversity
- Talent pipeline development
- Prepare women leaders for organizational change and development
Faculty of Women in Leadership
Dr. Banerjee has over 28 years experience in Leadership and Change through People in Organizations like British Gas, Essar Group, Godrej and Lowe Lintas and Partners. Dr. Banerjee is a foremost Leadership Speaker/Coach and has been featured on the Leadership Development Channel, US and Biz Punditz - a Digital Library of Indian Thought Leaders. Currently as the Founder/CEO of Capstone People Consulting, she coaches CEOs and advises Companies and also contributes to Harvard’s Leadership and Innovation Lab. Dr. Banerjee is an Executive Coach to CEO/CXO teams, Successors and particularly Women Leaders given her vast experience and work as the Founder of the Women Leadership Forum of Asia - a Forum committed to enhancing the Inclusion Quotient within organizations. Dr. Banerjee is also the Founder of the Learning and Organisation Development Roundtable
Dr. Sujaya Banerjee
Founder & CEO, Capstone People Consulting
Nilima Bhat is a visionary, speaker, facilitator and coach in the fields of Personal Mastery, Leadership, Gender Equality and Wellbeing. Her extensive and pioneering body of work is encompassed in her two books, Shakti Leadership – Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business and My Cancer Is Me – The Journey from Illness to Wholeness. Nilima led Corporate Communications for an ITC Hotel, Philips, and ESPN STAR Sports before co-founding Roots & Wings, a leadership consultancy in 2004. She has delivered leadership training and facilitation for Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Etsy, Genpact, Tata, Societe Generale Bank, Vodafone, and YPO, as well as academic institutions and developmental organisations such as Babson College, University of San Diego, and SKS Microfinance.
Author Shakti Leadership
Prof. Bhushnurmath has been with MDI since 2004 as a faculty in Finance and Banking. Prior to MDI, for 16 years (1978-1994) he was associated with RBI and then for 11 years (1994-2004) was senior VP of DFHI (Subsidiary of RBI). His areas of interest are project finance, commercial banking, treasury management, money and debt markets, forex markets, asset-liability management, and many others.
Dr. N. R. Bhushnurmath
Professor (Finance), MDI
He is the Chairman and Founder of ODA Consultants Pvt. Ltd and author of India's first book on coaching by Wiley. He has led Women in Leadership programmes for Goldman Sachs and RBS and coaches senior leaders and celebrities. He has 21 years of experience as a consultant.
Chairman & Founder, ODA Consultants Pvt. Ltd
Co-owner and Director of Empower Pragati. It is a partner organisation with NSDC Ltd. It is a social organisation committed to providing vocational training to poor and underprivileged groups. She has been visiting faculty at IIM-B, IIM Vizag, IMT-Ghaziabad and MDI Gurgaon. Specializes in large scale intervntions, HR consulting and implementation, teaching, Project management.
Co-owner & Director, Empower Pragati
A post-graduate in Management from BITS Pilani, she worked for 8 years with Pfizer, Mumbai before starting Dialog Services. She is MBTI trainer certified from Association for Psychological Type (APT), USA; Women’s Group Facilitator Trained from Awakening Women Institute, USA; Certified in using Culture Transformation Tools for assessing and transforming organisation cultures from Barrett Values Centre, USA; CPP (Certified Psychodrama Practitioner) of psychodrama, sociometry, and group-psychotherapy from the Moreno Institute, Germany. She has worked for clients such as SAR India, Crown Relocations, World Bank, Allianz Cornhill Information Services, Hollister Medical India, ST Microelectronics, IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Jodhpur, SBI Life Insurance, etc.
Founder & Director, Dialog Services
Prof. Tanuja has over 15 years experience in Teaching, Training and Consulting in the area of Performance Management Systems and Compensation Management. Her research area also includes Performance coaching and CSR.
Dr. Tanuja Sharma
Mona is an HR Consultant, a Photographer, Coach and mentor to men and women in the corporate and non-corprporate sectors, Organizer of Red Tent Temple, a global grassroots women’s movement. Mona Dutta has a versatile HR work experience of 22 plus years and a background in Coaching, Organisation Development, HR Shared Services delivery, Digital HR Transformation, HR Analytics, Employee Life Cycle Management, Policy implementation, HCM (Human Capital Management) Processes, and Employee Engagement.
Rukmini Iyer is a seasoned organisational and leadership transformation professional, peacebuilder and peace educator with over 18 years of global experience. Rukmini established Exult! Solutions in 2008 and leads the services offered by the firm including leadership development, coaching, organisational development interventions and instructional design services. She is certified to use a wide variety of approaches including Conscious and Unconscious Human Process Work, Whole Systems Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, Non-Violent Communication, Neuro Linguistic Programming, to name a few. She is also among the pioneers in the Indian subcontinent working on advocating conscious leadership and enterprise and generating alternative economic concepts for sustainable businesses.
Founder & Director, Exult-Solutions; Founder - The Womb Tales; Director - Quantei Asia Pacific, Pte Ltd
Dr. Jain obtained her M. Phil and Ph.D degrees from Aligarh Muslim University ̧ Aligarh in 1990 and 1993 respectively. She is an accredited trainer on MBTI and FIRO-B from APP. She has been certified for the use of CPI 260 - a leadership development tool by California Psychologists (CPP). She also has a Post Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE) from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL).
Dr. Neera Jain
Professor, Business Communication, MDI
Prof. Shalini Kalra Sahi is an FPM at MDI. She has around eight years of teaching experience. She has number of papers published in national and international journals. Her expertise are in the area of Behavioral Finance and Investor Psychology, Qualitative Aspects of Money and Finance, Personality and Gender Issues in Financial Planning and Management.
Dr. Shalini Kalra Sahi
Asst. Prof. (Finance), MDI
Veer Mehta is the principal consultant of Business Think which delivers high impact business advisory and simulations based training and development for businesses, management professionals and students. They provide fast-track business training programmes for high potentials and mid/senior level managers.
Prof. Indira Parikh is Former Founder President of FLAME Institute. Formerly she was Dean of IIM-A from 2002-2005. She has also taught at INSEAD Fountainbleau, Texas A&M University. She has specialized in organisation development and design, and institution building. She has been consultant to various public and private sector organisations at national and international levels.
Dr. Indira Parikh
Former Director Flames,Pune & IIM A
She has over three decades of experience in organisational management and leadership development. A Masters in Psychology and an Accredited Facilitator in SensitivityTraining, she has rich experience in counselling and coaching students, executives and leaders to help guide their professional and personal development. Punam has taught management students and mid-career professionals on how organisations can best manage their resources to achieve their objectives, as well as how individuals can expand their capacities to perform in leadership roles.
Dr. Punam Sahgal
Dr. Punam Sahgal Dr. Punam Sahgal is former Dean and Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
Dr. Shantaram has over 2 decades of experience in teaching and corporate training. She holds a Doctoral degree in Business Ethics from BITS Pilani and is certified as Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance by ECI, USA. Through 1000 workshops in India and UAE, she has helped companies to develop a strong Ethical Business Culture. (http://www.ethicsindia.com/Dr-Anita-Shantaram)
Dr. Anita Shantaram
Founder & Director, Ethics India
Suma Varughese has had a long and illustrious career as a writer/editor/journalist for 40 years. She retired as editor-in-chief of Life Positive in May 2017, a position she held for 12 years. Altogether, she has spent 21 years with Life Positive, and has contributed immensely to the happiness and health of its readers. Prior to that she was editor of Gentleman magazine.She has been holding the Zen of Good Writing Course since March 2015 all over India
Former Editor, Life Positive
An accredited group process facilitator, Sukhvinder has a deep understanding of human behavior, as well as knowledge and wisdom to take people in the journey from human to divine. She is an energy practitioner of several modalities like EMF Balancing Technique from Phases I-XII and Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing. Her "Joyous Women!" workshops are very popular and transformational. Through these workshops she trains women to come back to their true, divine and joyous selves in a powerful way.
Prof. Vijayalakshmi's is a management graduate from IRMA. Her expertise are in organisational transformation in public sector organisations including banks. She has worked at several senior management positions and also a consultant to corporate clients like NADARD, CII Foundation, Hand in Hand. She has conducted several MDPs for corporates. She is the chairperson of Board of Bangalore based NGO, Vrutti
Dr. C Vijayalakshmi
Dr. Sunita Chugh is a knownsury Leadership and Organisation Development (OD) professional. She has, for past 2 decades , trained many leaders, managers and teams of Fortune 500 and Indian organisations. Her focus has been on Personal, Leadership and organisational Transformation. She works on Change Management processes, through the lens of Leadership. She is passionate about Gender Work & Inclusion, Talent Management, Culture and Values of Organisations. She earned her MBA in 1990 and PhD in 2008 in subjects of Human Resource & organisational Leadership respectively. She has published her work primarily in the area of Gender Leadership and her work can be accessed at www.onlastmile.com. Dr.Chugh’s life mission is to coach, train and develop managers into leaders through teaching, training, research and writing. The philosophy behind all of her work is “that each of us (and each organisation) can have access to the highest potential of leadership, provided we...
Dr. Sunita Chugh
Sr. Consultant WIL Project, BMU, WIL office
- Duration : 9 months
- Eligibility: Any degree
- Admission Process
Applicants will have to go through the following process:
- Submission of completed application form with all relevant enclosures and application fee
- Review of applications and short-listing of candidates
- Personal interview
- Admission decision taken by the selection committee
The decision to short-list applicants for a personal interview and group discussion and make a formal offer of admission thereafter will be taken by the selection committee. The committee’s decision in this regard is final and binding.
Women in today's world are already empowered. A platform like WIL makes them realize their true abilities and their leadership strengths in this modern world.
WIL Programme, Class of 2019
The whole WIL journey was very much well-crafted programme and I can now say that I am really benefitted and totally different from what I was 9 months before
WIL Programme, Class of 2019
The WIL journey has been nothing less than incredible in terms that it has been self evoking, introspecting and enriching.
WIL Programme, Class of 2019
This programme has helped me awaken the feminine qualities in me, I am constantly in the process of awakening my inherent qualities of being a leader, my leadership style, and what I bring to the table. I have learned how I have to trust myself and nurture my team.
Aponna Devi Mayanglambam
WIL Programme, Class of 2019
In these 9 months the kind of classes we had, not classes but the interactive sessions, where after a batch of every 3 days, we would go back with so many learnings and so many things shaken up inside you, so much to think about, to explore yourself, and most...
WIL Programme, Class of 2019
Undergraduate Admissions Open