Article: List of aspirational HR women leaders: Women of change


List of aspirational HR women leaders: Women of change

To celebrate women beyond Women's Day, People Matters compiles a list of women HR leaders who are driving people and cultural agenda in their organizations
List of aspirational HR women leaders: Women of change

Did you know that back in 1987, March was chosen as Women's History Month to celebrate the contributions of women and their impact in the world? In every domain, women leaders are taking charge in some of the top organizations and impacting people and taking organizations to new heights. Even in HR, women leaders are playing a great role in shaping HR’s evolution from a being a primarily administrative function to becoming a central strategic function.

American author Harriet Beecher said, “Women are the real architects of society.” HR leaders are the architects of culture. 

To celebrate women beyond Women’s Day, People Matters brings to you a list of women HR leaders that are driving the talent agenda in their respective sectors. (In no particular order)

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(Note: 'Wome Of Change' list is an initiative to identify successful women HR leaders across the region. People Matters team has compiled this list from top companies top employers in India & ASEAN. This list is by no means exhaustive. Email us at if you have suggestions to be added to this list.)

Topics: WomenofChange, Leadership, Diversity, C-Suite

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