Webinar on Stalling and Reversing The Opt-Out Revolution

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Webinar on Stalling and Reversing The Opt-Out Revolution - Oct 30, 2020

Description :

As discussed by Lisa A. Mainiero and Sherry E. Sullivan in their article “Kaleidoscope Careers: An Alternate Explanation for The Opt-Out Revolution” (2005) * women are increasingly choosing to opt out of the workforce. The current COVID crisis has exasperated this phenomenon. All of this, despite the fact, that in the last two decades, women have been out-educating men. What explains the fact that while women are investing more in their education but they are becoming increasingly reluctant to develop and manifest long-term careers in the corporate world?

The numbers of women and the rate at which they are falling out of the workforce is alarming enough not just for the individual organizations but also for the economy at large. The urgency of these trends justifies it being classified as a revolution. This is undoing the unprecedented participation and achievement by women in the workforce through past revolutions which ensured women’s greater equality and empowerment.

A variety of social, cultural, civic and institutionalized conditions, weigh more heavily on women’s career trajectories as opposed to men. These conditions are surprisingly common and prevalent at a global level and not just true for India.


This webinar will help identify and articulate the above-mentioned factors and help create foundational strategies from a micro to macro level to mobilise key players and institutions towards mitigation and reversal of this opt out revolution.

Target Audience :

Leaders, Influencers, Policy Makers in Corporate India

Speaker Profile :

Ms. Rajita Joshi, PCC Executive coach/Founder/Director Metanoia Network OPC Pvt. ltd. Founding Partner the Coaching Colloquium.

She has been an entrepreneur, a business head, a professional coach/assessor & trainer/facilitator in more than twenty years of her career. She has a wide range of experience in addressing and handling talent and people development needs in large multinationals, mid-size companies as well as small entrepreneurial ventures, across various industries in India. Rajita has facilitated learning interventions across various industries like Telecom, Automobile, Retail, IT/ITES, Engineering, BFSI, Insurance, BPOs, Media, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Consulting firms at senior levels in India. Rajita has coached leaders at CXO/CEO level in multi nationals and Indian companies and subsequently also done team-coaching for N-1 leaders in her client organizations. Accomplished in the use of Hogan Assessments for leadership development, Rajita has assessed and given feedback to 200+ leaders using Hogan tools. As a master trainer of Hogan Assessment Systems, she has facilitated Hogan Certification workshops and trained and certified over 1000 practitioners in India. She has completed more than five hundred hours of executive coaching in the past and currently works with CEO/CXOs of multinationals and partners in a big four consulting firm as their executive coach. She is also certified in Oxford University’s Scenario Planning Program which she uses to help coaches in strategic thinking for 

leadership and organizational development and transformation. She has completed her Specialized Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC Paris France and Oxford University UK. In the past, she has also worked with Dale Carnegie Training, HSBC and Deloitte Consulting. She is the founder/director of Metanoia Network OPC. Pvt. Ltd. Rajita is also an active speaker on panels dealing with women issues and inclusivity challenges. She is an advisor for a Nagpur based NGO focused on women's development, ‘Centre for Sustainable Development’

Dr. Kaizaad Kotwal, Media Professional/ Founder Partner Poor box Productions/Educator/Artist. Creative Management & inclusivity initiatives Metanoia Network. 

Kaizaad is an EMMY-Award winner, having spent 24 years in the U.S. working in theatre, film and theatre in various roles and capacities. Kaizaad has seamlessly exceled in his parallel careers of media and education in last twenty years and more. In the U.S. Kaizaad has a supporting role in the multi-Oscar-winning Traffic (directed by Steven Soderbergh with Michael Douglas) and in Simpatico (with Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges and Albert Finney). He has appeared in the Wachowski siblings’ Netflix hit web series Sense8. His other international projects include The Letters (with Max Von Sydow and Christopher Plummer) and Basmati Blues (with Brie Larsen). In India some of his most wellknown films include Khoobsurat (with Sonam Kapoor), Inkaar (with Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh), Airlift (with Akshay Kumar), Jazbaa (with Irffan Khan and Aishwariya Rai), Raees (with Shahrukh Khan), Udta Punjab (with Shahid Kapoor and Aliya Bhat, and Robot 2.0 (with Rajnikant and Akshay Kumar) amongst many others. He has acted in domestic web series like Haq Se, Fittrat, and the upcoming Magic and Messy, amongst other. Kaizaad started one of India’s premier theatre companies, Poor-Box Productions, in 1996 in partnership with Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal. Some of the most memorable and pathbreaking live entertainment delivered were, Art, Shirley Valentine, Lift Kara De, Once I Way Young . . . Now I’m Wonderful, (Two) Hot to Handle, and (W)Hold in the Head (with Naseeruddin Shah). Kaizaad is also an artist and educator (theatre, film & media-studies) having spent 22 years in the U.S. before returning to India in 2009. In 2012 Kaizaad received the prestigious Karmaveer Chakra Award and then the Verghese Kurian Karmaveer Puraskar in 2014 for his work in the arena of women and social justice. In December 2019, Kaizaad was just awarded the Karmaveer Puruskar Maharatna Award (via a Rex and United Nations’ Initiative) for his work on gender equality and social justice.

Contact :
Ms. Shruti Rathod 
Tel: 022 61200268
Ms. Aneeha Neeraja Rajan  
Tel: 022 61200227


Participation Fee :   
Members  Rs. 1000 + 18% GST  
Non-Members  Rs. 1200 + 18% GST 

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State Bank of India

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Mumbai Main Branch

Cheque /Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of “BOMBAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY”.

Webinar details will be provided to the participants, after registration.



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