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Sonali Sinha
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  1. To get their due! To be in a position to make an impact! To test themselves! Just some of the reasons I can think of, but, importantly, we need to also introspect why sometimes women DON’T seek leadership roles or avoid prominent positions- that should never be the case

    To get their due! To be in a position to make an impact! To test themselves! Just some of the reasons I can think of, but, importantly, we need to also introspect why sometimes women DON’T seek leadership roles or avoid prominent positions- that should never be the case

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At GalaxShe, we are trying to help understand what are the factors that prompt us to chose a different path and learn from each other. So I’m curious to hear from you if you decided to take a break or ...Read more

At GalaxShe, we are trying to help understand what are the factors that prompt us to chose a different path and learn from each other. So I’m curious to hear from you if you decided to take a break or change tracks and start on your own, what were the driving factors.

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  1. Kim Legend Culinary Explorer, Cat Mom, Travel Junkie, Intercultural Trainer, Relocation Specialist

    I started my career in HR in the IT industry. I relocated to the USA to work there which was the utopia in the 90's. But after I worked there for a year across 2 cities, I realised that that was not a country I wanted to live the rest of my life in, so I came back to India and looked for another jobRead more

    I started my career in HR in the IT industry. I relocated to the USA to work there which was the utopia in the 90’s. But after I worked there for a year across 2 cities, I realised that that was not a country I wanted to live the rest of my life in, so I came back to India and looked for another job.

    After the Y2K bust in 2001 where companies had over hired and ended up with much lower workloads than initially projected, I had to retrench almost half our workforce and resign at the end of that process.

    I co-founded a consulting start up with an ex-CEO of one of the largest HR consulting companies of the time.  But we realised that our operating styles were too different from each other and parted ways.

    I then ran my own consulting start up and freelanced as a consultant and trainer for the next few years as well as taught at colleges and B-Schools, until we relocated to Egypt for my husbands job.

    As an accompanying spouse, my visa did not allow me to work, study or earn in Egypt which is why I could only take up volunteer work or work which could be paid for via paypal/ T&E / cash etc.

    This is when I moved towards Intercultural adaptation training and consulting, as my clients were global, I interacted with them online and I could be paid via paypal (this was before the days of FATCA etc)

    This continued through our next few stints in Dubai, Delhi, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, London. This job is location agnostic, but international financial regulations can cause issues in payments and taxation, making it difficult for companies to hire international trainers unless they have an office or subsidiary or tie-up in the country they pay me in, so its obviously getting more complicated with constantly changing regulations.

    I moved to South Africa just a week before the global lockdown last year, so I haven’t even attempted to contact local companies about opportunities here since I am at high risk and have been in self imposed isolation for most of the last 14 months.

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Sonali Sinha
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It’s something that is visible across different age group and different jobs! – This was a question raised by a participant in the GalaxShe launch event. Would love to hear more perspectives.

It’s something that is visible across different age group and different jobs! – This was a question raised by a participant in the GalaxShe launch event. Would love to hear more perspectives.

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  1. Ha ! Perhaps because everyone expects us do something - and we are doing something else. We do this to our kids right - all the time - guilt trip them - "oh you're not doing your homework? you're watching TV? That's so so bad!" That's the same collective messaging that is happening with us - we areRead more

    Ha ! Perhaps because everyone expects us do something – and we are doing something else. We do this to our kids right – all the time – guilt trip them – “oh you’re not doing your homework? you’re watching TV? That’s so so bad!” That’s the same collective messaging that is happening with us – we are guilt tripped into believing we should be cooking , cleaning, child rearing, taking care of people…. all those chores the others don’t want to be doing. We should give it right back I say !

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Sonali Sinha
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  1. Hmm ... I suppose being shy ? I remember in class I would cringe to raise my hand. The fear that everyone would look at me or I would ask a silly question.

    Hmm … I suppose being shy ? I remember in class I would cringe to raise my hand. The fear that everyone would look at me or I would ask a silly question.

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Sonali Sinha
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  1. Manisha Girotra Panel of Experts Chief Executive Officer of Moelis India

    Both lonely and exhilarating. There were times I felt alone, wished I had more of my lot rather than the men who were unidimensional in their way of thinking ans responding to situations. Exhilarating because it meant I had in some ways shattered the glass ceiling and challenged the status quo

    Both lonely and exhilarating. There were times I felt alone, wished I had more of my lot rather than the men who were unidimensional in their way of thinking ans responding to situations. Exhilarating because it meant I had in some ways shattered the glass ceiling and challenged the status quo

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Sonali Sinha
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It’s become so important to continuously learn to survive and thrive in this ever changing world. I’m curious about what you think is the one thing that anyone can learn that will be useful for the rest of their lives.

It’s become so important to continuously learn to survive and thrive in this ever changing world. I’m curious about what you think is the one thing that anyone can learn that will be useful for the rest of their lives.

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  1. Listen to TED podcasts or quick learning podcasts in areas of your interest or actually any other topic. And lo! You have learnt something new, who knows you may stumble upon the next thing you want to pursue or upskill on.

    Listen to TED podcasts or quick learning podcasts in areas of your interest or actually any other topic. And lo! You have learnt something new, who knows you may stumble upon the next thing you want to pursue or upskill on.

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Sonali Sinha
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    Dr Sudeshna Ray Panel of Experts Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician

    Dear Sonali, Sorry to hear about your friend. Miscarriages can be quite traumatic to the psychological health of a woman. Be with her in the journey of griefing by 1. Making her realise that it's not her fault. 2. Asking her to seek a cause of the miscarriage from her doctor and the likelihood if itRead more

    Dear Sonali, Sorry to hear about your friend. Miscarriages can be quite traumatic to the psychological health of a woman. Be with her in the journey of griefing by

    1. Making her realise that it’s not her fault.

    2. Asking her to seek a cause of the miscarriage from her doctor and the likelihood if it happening again.

    3. Asking her to give time to herself for healing psychologically ( more than physical) before planning the next pregnancy.

    4. Getting pre-conceptional check up done 3 months before she wants to try again.

    Insist on only looking forward

    If she still needs help, it’s a good idea to seek professional help in counselling

     

     

     

     

     

     

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