My Journey While Moving Ahead In My Career:
An HR Professional with 15 years of work experience, I've spent most my career with Tata Sons Ltd. and HUL /Unilever, where I've contributed globally in areas across Leadership Development, Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition and Management, Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits, HR Business Partnering and Diversity & Inclusion. I am also a certified Coach and have been focusing on:
1. Career & Performance Coaching
2. Transition Coaching
3. Work-Life Integration Coaching
Within D&I, I was part of the team to launch India's first Returnship Program - Tata Second Career Internship Program (SCIP). In my last role at Unilever, I lead the D&I agenda across South Asia(including our Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & India businesses), and D&I remains a space I'm extremely passionate about. I was responsible for positioning HUL and Unilever South Asia (SA) as a dream employer for diverse talent, especially female talent, driving attraction, retention & development, establishing credentials for inclusivity and putting in place long term enablers for building an inclusive culture. Our efforts also extended to the LGBT community, Gen Y, people with special needs - including work flexibility, mental & physical health care support.
During my 15 year career, D&I has become a recurring theme. I've spent most of my time doing Leadership Development and Career Planning roles but D&I initially found its way into my job description a decade ago. From launching India's first Returnship program with the Tata Group, to leading D&I for Unilever South Asia Businesses, to starting the Winning Balance initiative aimed at helping women on a career break rejoin the work force, to finally the consulting work in D&I I currently do for various clients. I think if you've been blessed enough to identify what you love doing, it stops feeling like work.