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Women Leaders Add To The Bottom Line

It is no secret that a greater representation of women in organisations brings great benefits – broadening the range of perspectives in the decision-making process, stimulating critical thinking and creativity thus heightening business results. A recent global study from over 21,000 publicly traded companies in 91 countries showed that when a minimum of 30 percent of leadership positions comprises of women, 6 percent is added to the net profit margin.

Yet There Are Not Enough Of Them

While it clearly pays to have more women in leadership roles, women continue to be under-represented within the ranks of top management. After over two decades of effort by organisations to advance women to leadership positions, the numbers remain small.

Why Aren’t There More Women Leaders?

Have we been treating the real cause of the problem or merely addressing symptoms with costly measures? Are we missing out on the greater, more critical barriers that impede women’s advancement to the C-suite and beyond?

Uncover Your Personal Leadership

A Leader Is Waiting To Be Discovered Within You

Iclif’s “Women of the World: Be The Change” programme gets to the heart of these questions and takes a uniquely different approach to addressing the issue of women in leadership. We believe the key to diminishing the gender divide lies less in organisational initiatives and culture and more within the women themselves

Once personal leadership energy is uncovered, women are capable of becoming strong leaders. The programme will facilitate this powerful discovery, empowering participants to develop themselves into leaders who can make a difference in their own special way, using their own special strengths.

Embark On A Journey Of Personal Discovery

Hosted by Iclif CEO Rajeev Peshawaria and Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia, the “Women of the World: Be The Change” programme will take place in the picturesque city of Puducherry, a former French colony in southern India touted as the French Riviera of the East

Iclif’s signature content is combined with an immersive dive into the rich history and diversity of Puducherry, coupled with an up close and personal dynamic leadership experience. Participants will learn by engaging, interacting with and receiving practical guidance from senior women leaders who have overcome formidable barriers to reach the top. Participants will also draw on a valuable network of peers and develop lasting relationships to support their leadership journey.

Programme Outlines

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
A.M. (8:30 am start)
  • Introductions and Overview
  • Leadership Redefined
  • Personal Leadership Energy by Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO and Executive Director, The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre
Team 1
  • Field visit in and around Puducherry to experience female leadership power, followed by tea with Dr. Kiran Bedi at the Governor’s Mansion
  • Visit to Raj Nivas, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

  • Team 2
  • Visit to Auroville-the international ‘City of Dawn’ for a taste of mindfulness meditation, peace and harmony
    • Team 1
    • Visit to Auroville – the international ‘City of Dawn’ for a taste of mindfulness meditation, peace and harmony

    • Team 2
    • Field visit in and around Puducherry to experience female leadership power
    • Visit to Raj Nivas, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

    • Conversations with Women of the World
    • Shiromal Cooray, Immediate past Chairman of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) & Managing Director of Jetwing Travels (Pvt.) Ltd.
    P.M. (5:45 pm close)
    • Legacy Speech
    Conversations with Women of the World
  • Nilima Bhat, Coach for Conscious Leadership;Diversity & Inclusion, Integral Health

  • Nora Abdul Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank
  • Conversations with Women of the World:
  • Prof. Dr Loredana Padurean, Associate Dean of Asia School of Business & International Faculty Fellow at MIT

  • Personal sharing by Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Chairman of Iclif & Former Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia

  • Reflections, Commitments and wrap-up
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Leadership Inspiration
  • Yes, Madam Sir
  • Visit to Raj Nivas, Governor’s Mansion
  • Dinner and personal sharing by Dr. Kiran Bedi, Honourable Lt. Governor of Puducherry & formerly India’s first and highest ranking female police officer

  • Learning Outcomes
    After attending this programme, you should be better able to:

    • Navigate the “New World”
    • Find your place as a woman of the world
    • Be the change and inspiration to others
    • Lead rather than simply live life
    • Shape your true purpose and values
    • Reflect, renew & bloom

    About Puducherry
    The city of Puducherry is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is mostly referred to as “Pondy” by the locals. Thanks to its colonial past and laid-back lifestyle, Puducherry has a special ambiance quite unlike any other city. French influence combined with local Tamil culture make for a charming mix

    An extremely vibrant city, it is growing economically and developing into a major tourist hub due to its peaceful and safe environment. Puducherry is also a spiritual destination, thanks to the Sri Aurobindo ashram, a well-known spiritual ashram in India and famed tourist attraction as well as the nearby experimental “City of Dawn” Auroville

    In Puducherry, where Tamil and French cultures intertwine amidst a backdrop of colonial streetscapes, Indian spirituality, and the diversity of settlers from all over India and the world, there is always something exotic and exciting to be discovered.

    Puducherry, India

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    Programme Fee
    RM15,000 100% - HRDF Claimable / USD3,400
    *Price shown is not inclusive of 6% GST.
    Please contact our Client Strategists for special discounts or customisations.

    Programme Director and Faculty

    Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz

    Former Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia. Served as the Governor for 16 years and was with the Central…

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    Dr. Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi joined the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service in 1972 and became the first woman in India…

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    Prof. Dr. Loredana Padaruean

    Prof. Dr. Loredana Padurean is Associate Dean at the Asia School of Business. As the first ASB hire, Prof. Loredana…

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    Nilima Bhat

    Nilima Bhat is the co-author of Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business, which shows leaders how to…

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    Shiromal Cooray

    Shiromal Cooray is the Managing Director of Jetwing Travels (Private) Ltd., one of the leading destination management companies in Sri…

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    Rajeev Peshawaria

    Author of Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (Simon & Schuster, 2011), Be the Change (McGraw-Hill, 2014), Open Source Leadership:…

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    Nora Abdul Manaf

    Nora Abdul Manaf is the Group Chief Human Capital Officer of Maybank, and a member of Maybank Group’s Exco. Besides…

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