Women entrepreneurship is today at a significant rise, with them showcasing a unique poetential in marketing and business functions. Several corporate organisations have also found that gender diversity in top management promotes better performance and enhanced profit-earning. The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), has partnered with IBM to launch the ‘Tanmatra – Women in Leadership Programme’.
The programme is aimed at encouraging more and more women to take up leadership roles across a variety of business sectors, and prepare them for the same. The cross-industry leadership development programme will help them gain the functional knowledge and leadership skills necessary for the top management level.
It will serve as a forum for senior leaders in India to ‘Pay It Forward’, to the next batch of women leaders. As such, it will not only help them with increased exposure to business concepts, but also provide mentoring and networking opportunities with leaders in the domain.
Participants must have a work experience of at least 15 years, with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants eligible from each sponsoring organisation. Only company sponsorship will be considered, and the shortlist will consist of 35 high potential women nominated by the participating organisations.
A 16 days residential programme at IIM Bangalore, Tanmatra will run in 3 phases, and have participants simultaneously working on a particular topic within the participating organisations. The themes will revolve around Exploring the Self, Owning Careers and Impacting Business Outcomes, through a mix of academic, reflective, and experiential learning. It will consist of three modules – Personal Leadership, Functional Leadership and Strategic Leadership.
Interested women entrepreneurs will be able to apply through the ”Register for self” option available on the IIMB website, with a supporting company-sponsorship letter and a detailed profile.