MUMBAI: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has partnered with TSW, the executive education wing of Times Professional Learning (TPL), to launch a leadership programme for women working in managerial roles. Called ‘Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives’, it seeks to encourage working women to understand and appreciate the challenges of taking up leadership roles in organisations and prepare them for the job. Inadequate representation of women in the workforce, particularly in leadership positions, has been an issue plaguing corporate India.
Despite the presence of a number of prominent woman CEOs across industries, a vast majority of female professionals do not move up the corporate ladder beyond a point. “Today, an entire generation of highly capable women with huge potential feels stuck in middle management roles. For various reasons, they are unable to take the leap towards leadership,” said Anish Srikrishna, the president of Times Professional Learning.
“The WLP programme from IIM Calcutta marks an important step in providing them the tools, techniques and, most importantly, the right outlook to help transform them into successful leaders.” WLP, or the women’s leadership programme, is a long-distance programme that combines pedigree with a progressive learning methodology to help women understand and develop their identities and requirements that would accentuate their decision-making positions in their organisations.