The participants of INSIGHT 2012 came together for an Alumni Meet on 22nd June 2013 at the Isha Yoga Center. The purpose of the meet was to discuss the impact of their learnings on businesses and self, as well as address any roadblocks they encountered while scaling up. With Sadhguru presiding, the resource leaders included Deepak M Satwalekar, Independent Director, Infosys, and former MD & CEO, HDFC Standard Life Insurance; KV Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank, who joined via video conference; ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakar; Vellayan Subbiah, MD, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance; Dilip Cherian, Co-founder, Perfect Relations; Jeby Cherian, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, India & South Asia; and Prof. Shailendra Mehta, IIM, Ahmedabad.
2012年参加Isha洞察力课程的企业家齐聚一堂，参加了2013年6月22日在Isha瑜伽中心举办的校友会。本次校友会的目的是探讨他们之前的学习对他们企业和自身带来的深远影响，以及他们在企业发展壮大过程中遇到的难题。会议由萨古鲁主持，咨询顾问团队成员包括：曾担任HDFC标准人寿保险市场总监和首席执行官现任印孚瑟斯技术有限公司独立董事的Deepak M Satwalekar先生、印度工业信贷投资银行主席KV Kamath先生也通过视频参加了会议、广告片导演普拉达·卡卡尔先生、朱拉曼达南投资与金融有限公司市场总监Vellayan Subbiah先生、完美关系公司合伙人迪利普·切里安先生、IBM咨询公司印度及南亚分部合伙人杰比·切里安先生，以及来自艾哈迈德巴德的印度管理学院的赛仑德拉·梅塔教授。
As a part of the INSIGHT Q&A series, this post brings you Sadhguru and Dilip Cherian’s answer to a question on developing women leaders in the manufacturing sector.
Question: I run a company, we are in manufacturing sector. And right now we have about hundred people and thirty percent are women in the factory setup and I wanted to have more women working in manufacturing space and I want to create entrepreneurs and women leaders but the challenge is still very difficult. How do I do that in manufacturing?
Dilip Cherian: Of the five companies I run, three have women CEOs and it’s a service company and the advantage we’ve taken is not of technology and not of any flexibility of any kind but really being able to spot talent, support it and make sure that nothing gets in their way. And when I say nothing gets in the way, the only thing that we have found that the women leaders in our company needed was really the flexibility in terms of the ability to take longer holidays when needed which very often is a burden that still in Indian traditional families falls on the women.
Aside from that they ask for no quarter, and we found that they rose faster, specifically because in the PR or communications industry, they are very often the people with both the human skills as well as the language skills which are fundamental to our business. So I am not able to answer your question in the specific manufacturing sector but I am sure there are others who will venture to give you some more insight into this.
Sadhguru: I would say women have been more successful in delivering this for a long time. They have delivered much more than any man has delivered. Now I am not only saying this in the lighter sense, I am saying it with a certain genuine respect for that because it is just that we are always thinking today our manufacturing facilities or assembly lines and that kind of stuff but there is a creative part of manufacturing where a woman could play a very strong role. As Dilip pointed out they may need longer breaks because of family and other responsibilities. You need to understand, in terms of manufacturing a human being, nature decided to give much more responsibility to a woman than to a man. So obviously they are good with the manufacturing sector.
There is a certain competence there but it is just that this assembly line type of manufacturing is essentially a very masculine thing and it needs every day attendance. If she attends to it that way she may not be able to fulfill other responsibilities that she has in her life. I would say in the more creative aspects of manufacturing, in terms of design, in terms of development, in terms of marketing, in this she could have a very active role rather than putting her on the factory floor.