The Battle for Female Power in China and India
Luncheon Presentation by Ripa Rashid, Executive Vice President, Center for Work-Life Policy
Multinational corporations are looking to the booming markets of China and India to power them out of the recession. And women in the workplace are poised to be one of the key drivers of the growth in these economies. Educated women are pouring into the professional workforce in China and India. They have a solid foothold in the top levels of the talent pool; they are enormously ambitious and passionate about their work; and they are playing an ever-larger role in the economic progress of their countries. In the private sector in China and India, what have been some of the best practices to attract female talent? What are some of the cutting-edge initiatives that have helped leverage this resource pool? What are the new strategies that are being used to cultivate, engage and retain female talent in the workplace?
Ripa Rashid is Executive Vice President at the New York-based Center for Work-Life Policy (CWLP) where she oversees the pipeline of research on global talent. She is the co-author of a Harvard Business Review article "The Battle for Female Talent in Emerging Markets." She holds an AB cum laude in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University, an MA in anthropology from New York University and an MBA from INSEAD. The CWLP undertakes research and works with employers to design and implement workplace policies that increase productivity and enhance personal and family well-being.