Three girl students of Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur win seats at Insight Dubai - Global Leadership Program 2014.
Aakriti Goyal, Sherry Singh and Vibha Garg will travel to Dubai this March to participate at the annual global event "Insight Dubai" being organized by Faculty of Business, Dubai Women's College.
They have won the global competition to win seats at the event that will host 75 female students from universities around the world to attend the 5-day meet on 23rd to 27th March 2014, to discuss issues of common interest and undertake field trips and many other activities. It will be a great opportunity to understand new cultures and backgrounds and interact with different nationalities. The organisers will also showcase participating countries and the educational backgrounds of the participants.
IIM Kashipur adopted a proactive policy to nurture a new breed of global women managers. It doesn't end with inviting the best girl students to join the institute but goes into providing them with opportunities to participate at global events and competitions. The institute is partially funding their participation at the event.
Prof Gautam Sinha, Director of the Institute, congratulated the students on their achievement and said that IIM Kashipur will support them in order to make sure they realize their business leadership goals. He further says that participation in such event for girl students will be a regular feature of the Institute in coming years so that the girl students gain additional advantage from global contexts, while not neglecting general leadership development.
"Institute will place particular emphasis on addressing women's needs and women prepare for top management and board positions in future by improving their performance and effective leadership skill when they are in our course" - Dr Sinha emphasized.
Prof Baharul Islam, Chair, Center for Public Policy and Government at IIM Kashipur, has initiated this drive to mentor a group of future women business leaders. According to him - "Despite an encouraging increase in the ratio of women in management schools in recent years, they continue to be under-represented in the top echelons of business. A recent study show that while more and more women have the qualifications to be a business leader, only 4% of fortune 500 CEOs are women (Catalyst.org, 2012)."
The interactive, inspiring atmosphere of "Insight Dubai" programme will be an ideal platform for building networks and developing mentorship. Mentorship among women leaders is invaluable at the individual level, but it will also contribute to the wider development of women in business - and the advantages that entails for the business world at large. It is hoped that with such exposure, the next generation of IIM Kashipur women graduates will rise up in greater numbers as they gain more role models among women business leaders.