Women at Work

Author's details

Name: Apurva Purohit
Date registered: March 13, 2012

Biography

Apurva Purohit is the President of the Jagran Group, one of India’s largest multi-media conglomerates with a turnover of USD 350 million and market capitalization of USD 800 million. With over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry, she currently manages a diverse portfolio which includes print, radio, digital and outdoor. Over the years, Apurva has won multiple business awards and has been named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business as per the India Today Group and Fortune India. Apurva has been a leading voice in the Indian business landscape,advocating gender diversity, what ails it, and what organizations and leaders can do to make it possible. She is also on several boards of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She is also the author of the national bestselling book “Lady, You’re not a Man” – the Adventures of a Woman at Work. A must-read for every woman on the quest for work-home balance and determined to succeed in her professional life. Apurva has also been a prominent speaker at Industry forums, several marquee organizations and educational institutions. She lectures extensively on “Leadership Skills”, “The Diversity Triad – How to Cope with the Challenges Working Women face”, “Building Great Places to Work” and “Culture–the invisible differentiator of profitability” Apurva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Physics) and completed her PGDM from IIM- Bangalore.

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Hope and Grace!

As we move into the New Year with its inevitably uplifting message of optimism, how should we use this memo to heal the feeling of despair that has been pervading us as we hear about yet another tragedy or a sickening display of hatred and racism or deal with the complete loss of faith in …

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What’s that?

I am surrounded by some fabulous men at home and at work. Intelligent, kind, charming and some of them quite funny too! But the only male I can have a conversation with, amongst all of them is my son. Because he is the only one who actually listens to me when I speak. A large …

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Thhoda dhania dena Bhaiyya!

We, the 60s born are what I call the cusp generation, although unkinder people may end up calling us confused and a bit lost. Born of hardworking, thrifty parents with limited means, we grew up in an environment of wearing hand me down clothes, safety pin augmented sandals, borrowed books and second class train rides …

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Reservations? Or not?

One question I keep getting asked more often than not is whether I am in favour of reservations for women on boards? It is a difficult question to respond to, because if I answer in the affirmative it seems as if I am pushing the feminist agenda at the cost of meritocracy, and if the …

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It is not about the glass ceiling, it is about the leaky pipeline

It falls upon us, as women leaders to be an example for the younger women. It’s important that they connect with the life of who they look up-to and push themselves to achieve more. It’s important that they see us-the women leaders of today as an inspiration rather than an aspiration. http://bit.ly/2v4RgRs

Are you a catch 28? Or a catch 30?

Not too long ago, a close friend’s daughter hit a dual milestone – a corner office in a high-brow consultancy, and the elusive 28th birthday. I think you know where I’m going with this, but I’ll go there anyway. If you can, do bear with me. So, this dear friend’s daughter (let’s call her B) …

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Glass Ceiling – Broken or just Cracked?

Senator Clinton eloquently put it in her concession speech, “To all the little girls watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.” But the fact still remains that she lost! Increasingly other data points to this “one step forward two steps backward“ meandering march …

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Only dead fish go with the flow!

The recent Wonder Woman movie is a rage, both at the box office, and critic ratings. It has, in fact, gone on to become DC’s highest grossing movie. Kudos Gal Gadot! What struck me the most about the movie is the fact that Diana returns, finally, to a home, satisfied in knowing the truth of …

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Plan B

Nobody seems to have a Plan B in their lives these days. And certainly not the younger generation for sure! While traveling to school, we used to be given extra money for auto fare in case the bus didn’t come, and back up money to be hidden in an inner pocket just in case we …

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Of old friends and cozy blankies

I had occasion to go for a dear friend’s son’s wedding recently. Yes! The decade of attending children’s weddings has well and truly begun! As we spent the three days in fun and frolic (in a sedate manner let me hasten to add, given the decade I am referring to) it was almost as if …

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