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Be Impatient For Change | By Gurveen Singh

Speeding up things for a ­gender-equal and ­inclusive workplace, now that’s good business

Be Impatient For Change | By Gurveen Singh
Photograph by Jitender Gupta
Be Impatient For Change | By Gurveen Singh
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2018-10-09T14:47:20+05:30

When I was 16 years old, one day after school my father took me aside and sat me down. He held my hand and said, “I’m really sorry.” I was confused. What was he talking about? He said, “I am sorry because of the world I am leaving behind for you.”

He talked about the kind of industrial revolution that took place in India, in which, as an engineer, he had played his part, and he recognised that it hadn’t been entirely a good thing. He spoke of progress, but also of the price of progress. For a man—an engineer in the 1970s in India—this was very forward looking. It was a perspective that would shape my future outlook.  I didn’t ­understand it then, but I ­und­erstand it now.

So what progress have we seen for women? Not so long ago, we still had to argue that women and men should have equality of treatment in the workplace. But in 2018, talking about a lack of equality between men and women seems preposterous. So the standard is clear. What is less obvious though is how we uphold that standard and...

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