IIM Sambalpur organises Women Leadership Programme

30 women officers of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited participated in the workshop in IIM Sambalpur campus.

IIM Sambalpur hosts workshop for women (Source: Official)IIM Sambalpur hosts workshop for women (Source: Official)

Vagisha Kaushik | December 6, 2021 | 07:33 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sambalpur organised two days of Women Leadership Programme in campus under its Management Development Programme (MDP) for 30 women O=officers of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. The programme was inaugurated by Mahadeo Jaiswal, director, IIM Sambalpur and Keshav Rao, director – personnel, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

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“The two days of training offered guidance to adapt to the ever-changing business milieu, help socially and emotionally to keep afloat during this transforming state and assist in value creation,” said an official statement from the institute.

IIM faculty members and resource persons - professors Shikha Bhardwaj, Atri Sengupta and Bhumika Gupta taught the women officers about leading self: emotional intelligence and stress management, work-life-family integration and empathetic communication.

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The sessions enriched and enlightened the members who could get knowledge about their own emotional well-being, stress management at the workplace.

Due to pandemic situation, work life family integration was a topic which engrossed every single member of the participants since every trainee faced some difficulty balancing all three within the confines of the four walls while remotely working and yet maintaining their family responsibilities.

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Participants were inspired to make someone feel seen, heard and respected, and build an emotional connection.

Jaiswal said:, “This programme is quite special to IIM-S as we believe in Inclusivity in all aspects and as an Institute we strongly contribute to an ecosystem of developing women leaders at workplace. In the present scenario of enhanced technology and post-pandemic changes at the workplace, women will get more opportunities to perform better.”

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Rao stated: “Such programmes are not only important for higher leadership roles but also for women empowerment. It is important for organisations to develop a conducive work environment that facilitates women to perform. The other gender plays a crucial role in supporting women to lead. Therefore, it calls for a collective responsibility among family, organisations and institutions at large.”

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