Read the latest post on Tiger Tyagarajan's blog, Tiger Bites
Monday, 16th May 2011
Tiger Tyagarajan's maintains a blog, Tiger Bites. He writes well but rarely. In the first 5 months of 2011 the COO OF genpact found time to write only three entries. No elevated as CEO, will his posts become as endangered as India's national animal
...But the note wasn�t about that. It was about sharing a very personal experience she had going back eight years and what it meant for her!! She referred to the time she was called for an interview with Genpact and how she was convinced she'd be rejected at the first level � why? Because of her 8 month baby bump! To her amazement her experience was very different� and I quote: �To my surprise, my impending motherhood did not deter the hiring team from taking me on� they were focused on the capability that I would bring to the organization! I have come to realize that in our organization, opportunities are assigned always based on capability." She then went on to describe how our flexible culture and meritocracy driven environment has played a significant role in her staying on with the company and how many people probably take this culture for granted.
Her note, while flattering to the culture we have fostered and built, also made a very important point � the fact that many women assume that pregnancy and motherhood comes in the way of building a career -- ironic since she was actually starting the journey of a long fruitful career during her pregnancy....
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