Excel fields are running empty. Code reviews are getting ignored. Office bays seem strangely deserted. And bosses don’t seem to be minding for once. It’s world cup season, and India is putting aside trivialities like deadlines and revenue targets to get a dose of its favourite pass time. Here’s how.
Paderu is a sleepy little town in rural Andhra Pradesh, India. It essentially consists of a solitary winding road with quaint produce shops and tiny grocery stores dotted all along it. Cows languidly compete with rickety auto rickshaws for the right of way, mooing discontentedly when one appears into sight. Sari-clad women haggle noisily with shop owners, as the men smoke beedis and watch the world go by. Among all this, there’s a figure that stands out from the rest. It’s young Frenchwoman Christelle Ledroit, trying to blend into the crowd with a bright red salwaar kameez.
India has produced a remarkable number of women who have made a name for themselves in the workplace. Cutting across business verticals, these women have risen to the top of their chosen fields and in doing so have inspired a generation of new businesswomen to follow in their footsteps. In doing so, they have shown that while the glass ceiling might most definitely still exist, it certainly seems to be cracking under their combined onslaught.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, OfficeChai presents a list of top women in business in India in 2015.
Getting fired isn’t pleasant at the best of times. But when an exit is acrimonious, things can get especially ugly. That’s what happened to Brajesh Sayta, an employee of Samsung, Bangalore. He was asked to turn in his papers after a protracted spell of bad ratings. Brajesh felt he’d been unjustly treated. He posted this on his facebook wall. It was a suicide note.