WOW - World of Women in Leadership

To demystify the factors that help weave fabrics of leadership among women, we engaged with 26 women leaders across 17 countries and played an indulgent witness to their narrative.

WOW FACTORS – THE APPROACH

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.

Welcome to WOW Factors, a Celebration of Women Leaders who personify the power of intent, who share perspectives that amplify their impact, and empower possibilities for those who look up to them!

Our interaction with senior women leaders helped us discover 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.

Arrive

Arrive

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

Strive

Strive

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

Thrive

Thrive

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?

26 Women Leaders took the time to share with us, their experiences and their perspectives, which has brought them to where they are now – highly successful and accomplished in their fields of vocation and volition.

This research report is a powerful tool that can open up multiple perspectives and possibilities for you in your Leadership journey.

WOW FACTORS – REFLECTIONS

The narratives that emerged in our conversation with women leaders have been classified under the following themes –

  1. Predictors of Leadership – Unearthing the Wow Factors

  2. Phases in Leadership – Arrive, Strive and Thrive

  3. Postulating the Leadership Geometry– The Sacred Corridor

Meet Our ‘WOW’ Women in Leadership

Cathy Ward

Cathy Ward
COO, APJ
SAP

Tatiana Ohm

Tatiana Ohm
Managing Director Global Accounts EMEA
Randstad Sourceright

Vidhya Ganesan

Vidhya Ganesan
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Anna Gong

Anna Gong
CEO & Founder
Perx Technologies

Gina McNamara

Gina McNamara
Regional CFO, APJ
SAP

Michelle Simmons

Michelle Simmons
CMO, Central & Eastern Europe
Microsoft

Jacqui Miranda

Jacqui Miranda
Head of Asia Specialist Sales
Microsoft

Ajanta Chatterjee

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

Neha Monga

Neha Monga
Area Business Group Leader, APAC
Microsoft

Jo Tyrer

Jo Tyrer
President Strategic Solutions
Sitecore

Mamta C

Mamta C.
GDS Business Consulting Leader
EY

Mary Elizabeth Porray

Mary Elizabeth Porray
Global Deputy Vice Chair, Client Technology
EY

Neelam Dhawan

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

Qamar Wan Noor

Qamar Wan Noor
Head, Operational Strategy
Sime Darby Oils

Anitha Scaria George

Anitha Scaria George
Vice President India COE and Country Leader
Celonis

Petula

Petula Thomas
CEO
Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Vimala Sreenivasan

Dr. Vimala Sreenivasan
Senior Regional Sales Director,
Agilent Technologies

Hiroo Mirchandani

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

Babit Baruah

Babit Baruah
Executive Director
VMLYR & Regional Client Lead, WPP

Deepshikha Dharmaraj

Deepshikha Dharmaraj
Chief Executive Officer
BCW India

Marzida Mohd Noor

Marzida Mohd Noor
Independent Non-Executive Director
Affin Bank Berhad & Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Roopa Sampath Kumar

Roopa Sampath Kumar
Chief Financial Officer
Five-Star Business Finance Limited

Shikha Murali

Shikha Murali
Vice President
Teleperformance

Ramya Venkataraman

Ramya Venkataraman
Founder & CEO
CENTA

Rupinder Malik

Rupinder Malik
Partner
J. Sagar Associates

Priya Vivek

Priya Vivek
Managing Partner – Revenue
Qoruz

Stories that Matter – A Glimpse

DISCOVERING AND DEFINING YOUR LEADERSHIP GEOMETRY

Leadership as a concept represents higher consciousness and is formless and timeless, while its expression is reflected by people who have chosen to lead. Our research with senior women leaders helped us discern a pattern in their journey and a sense of infiniteness in the destination they seek. In WOW Factors, we present a diagrammatic representation of their journey titled The Sacred Corridor – inspired by the tantric artefact Sri Chakra.

THE SACRED CORRIDOR FOR LEADERSHIPTM

A Visual Model to the Leadership Journey

The Sacred Corridor for Leadership

To fully understand each of the elements of the Sacred Corridor and to know how to navigate through them to reach your full potential as a Leader, download the report.

We believe that this study 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.

Engage us to help you define your sacred leadership corridor.