Women Leadership Development - Kristin Colber-Baker

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Addressing more than 200 participants representing IndianOil, the guest speaker Ms Kristin Colber Baker, started her session with the fundamental framework of the PURPOSE. Stating the three basic elements of Purpose as Personal, Community and Professional, her discussions revolved around these three basic elements. In this context, she shared her personal and professional experiences and gave an overall perspective of the unseen barriers and second-generation bias that exists for women in workplaces.

Ms Kristin touched upon some of the organizational practices that may work against career advancement of women and highlighted the success tips for women to climb up the corporate ladder. She also spoke on the purpose leadership. In this context, she mentioned that “Purpose is not what you do, it’s how you do your job and why”. She concluded her session with the takeaway, “The world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today”.

The participants asked many questions on the purpose, role of women in the family, society and the organization and Ms Kristin elaborately answered all the questions.

Earlier, Mr S K Bose, welcomed Director the session speaker, Ms Krisitin and all the participants for the event. He said that redefining purpose in today’s complex dynamic business environment is the need of the hour and only this shall align an individual with the organizational vision and mission. The virtual session concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Mr C K Tiwari, ED & Head IiPM, who said that the session was thought provoking and shall encourage each and every participant to take up leadership roles in their professional domains. The session was coordinated by Ms Urvija Bajpai, CGM (L&D), IiPM and Mr Amit Gupta, DGM (Skill & OD), CO.

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