Imagine soul-searching at the threshold or in the aftermath of the International Women’s Day (March 08). Endeavoring to think beyond the set and standard managerial and professional practices in pursuit of a corporate, social and economic change for the real better?
Sharing gender empowerment for a change is a question of corporate best practices. It needs to allow corporate gurus to dwell upon the concept of men and women working together in private and public sectors. It is a matter of gender trust and confidence towards tension free and shared rewards.
While many less- privileged men and women are already sharing domestic budget through work or labor, it is that at the helm of our corporate affairs there seems to be hue and cry on and for empowerment of both the genders.
Worse comes to worst when begums in business championing the cause of women emancipation, especially for rights of the girl child, are controlled by gloom and dismay when a girl child is born to them and hysteric with celebration on birth of their baby boy. Duplicity or double standards?
It is supposed to be the so-called educated and the enlightened that are expected to rise over ego and self, understand it is sharing men and women empowerment that makes the world of success and happiness go round and round indeed.
Creativity, output and reward are 50 per cent less if female and male corporate leaders continue to harp on their individual tune of empowerment. But if both are combined in unity and strength, the net results lead to a better and brighter tomorrow for self, family and society. Gurus, the earlier the better and brighter.
The writer, a senior faculty in media management and corporate communications, contributes to media on national and international affairs.