Research Lab

The Sacred Corridor For LeadershipTM

Perspectives of senior women leaders who Arrived, Strived and Thrived in their leadership journey.

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Do you have a plan for your star performing women leaders and aspiring women leaders from leaning out?

Most research on women leaders predominantly focus on their climb up the ladder. But what are the delights and dilemmas faced by women in senior leadership roles? We wanted to build empirical evidence through strong narratives with a focus on identifying competencies that helped women ARRIVE, STRIVE and THRIVE.

Our research led us to a unique trademarked framework to engage and promote women leaders in every critical interface in their careers. We proudly call this research The Leadership Geometry™ and the framework is called The Sacred Corridor for Leadership™, for women professionals.

The research and its findings have helped us devise a practical and highly experiential learning journey to help organisations and women professionals to connect the dots between their profession, passion and purpose.

Our highly experienced team of global mentors and coaches are committed to creating meaningful transformations for women at work and the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategies and policies for organisations. Our exclusive solutions for promoting women leadership include curated mentoring journeys, powerful coaching engagements and uniquely crafted vital programmes in the space of Women Leadership Development.

Empowering Women Into Leadership - Our Journey


Global Coaching Lab’s Trademarked Women Leadership Framework

This is a powerful three-step framework that helps women leaders deeply reflect and practically devise strategies across Portals of Entry, Rituals of Passages and the Sanctum of Possibilities.

Women of the World in Leadership (WOW Factors)

Facts, Perspectives and Stories

WOW FACTORS is a qualitative study drawing narratives from 26 women across 17 geographies and a myriad of industries. In-depth interviews were conducted with the study participants that ranged from 75 to 120 minutes, which were recorded and later transcribed. With over 2600 minutes of live interaction, the narratives that emerged are enriching and inspiring.

While interacting with senior women leaders, we discovered three key milestones in their journey – Arrive, Strive and Thrive. Each of these inflection points represent a diverse set of priorities and challenges in their leadership journey.



Represents the key differentiators aspiring women leaders focus on to attain leadership roles.


Focuses on mechanisms to
navigate the web of expectations women leaders deal with while leading.


Delves on ways to remain inspired both on the personal front and the organizational context. Building on the skills and capabilities that would help them and others, to step up to the next rung of their leadership potential.

What women leaders say about WOW Factors


Download the WOW factors Report & figure out how to reach the Sanctum of Possibilities.

Our ‘WOW’ Women in Leadership.

Vidhya Ganesan

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Cathy Ward


Anna Gong

CEO & Founder, Perx Technologies

Petula Thomas

CEO, Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce

Tatiana Ohm

Managing Director Global Accounts, EMEA, Randstad Sourceright

Deepshikha Dharmaraj

Chief Executive Officer, BCW India

Rupinder Malik

Partner, J. Sagar Associates

Neelam Dhawan

Board Member, Royal Philips Netherlands, ICICI Bank Ltd, Yatra Online Inc, Skylo Technologies Inc, IIIT Delhi

Jacqui Miranda

Head of Asia Specialist Sales, Microsoft

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Roopa Sampath Kumar

Chief Financial Officer, Five-Star Business Finance Limited

Marzida Mohd Noor

Independent Non-Executive Director, Affin Bank Berhad & Heriot-Watt, University Malaysia

Shikha Murali

Vice President, Teleperformance

Gina McNamara

Regional CFO, APJ, SAP

Hiroo Mirchandani

Independent Director, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra), Nilkamal & MedPlus Health

Michelle Simmons

CMO, Central & Eastern Europe, Microsoft

Neha Monga

Area Business Group Leader, APAC, Microsoft

Ajanta Chatterjee

Sr. VP HR – Talent Management, OD, D&I JSW Group

Babita Baruah

Executive Director, VMLYR & Regional Client Lead, WPP

Priya Vivek

Managing Partner – Revenue, Qoruz

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Jo Tyrer

President Strategic Solutions, Sitecore

Ramya Venkataraman

Founder & CEO, CENTA

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Mary Elizabeth Porray

Global Deputy Vice Chair, Client Technology EY

Anitha Scaria George

Vice President India COE and Country Leader Celonis

Dr. Vimala Sreenivasan

Senior Regional Sales Director, Agilent Technologies

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Mamta C.

GDS Business Consulting Leader EY

Qamar Wan Noor

Head, Operational Strategy Sime Darby Oils

Read their stories

Engage us to help you define your sacred leadership corridor.

We believe that our studies will be truly useful, when we engage in conversations that catalyse change. We are happy to present the findings and help you reflect and plot your leadership transformation map.

Your story has the power to inspire!
Leadership grows with inspiration.


Empowering moment for Shikha Murali

In 2017, I was posted in China, in a city close to Shanghai, to head a company in the BPO sector. The BPO sector is very people driven and business depended on how many people turned up for work every day and how many people resigned. The unemployment rate in this city was very low and the BPO industry was never in the frontline. One of our biggest clients had given us some business, but...