News: Firms groom women aiming for top board jobs

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Firms groom women aiming for top board jobs

India Inc is keen on building a pipeline of women executive directors from within the rank and file through different rigorous mentoring programmes, Economic Times reported. Corporates like TCS, Aditya Birla Group, Vodafone and Capgemini also put fast-track women through the day-long mentoring programme by DHC and WILL Forum with the aim of building aspiration levels for board positions.

India Inc is keen on building a pipeline of women executive directors from within the rank and file through different rigorous mentoring programmes, Economic Times reported. Corporates like TCS, Aditya Birla Group, Vodafone and Capgemini also put fast-track women through the day-long mentoring programme by DHC and WILL Forum with the aim of building aspiration levels for board positions.

This was the first programme in a series of sessions on 'Women on Boards Mentoring Series'— through which the WILL Forum will train more than 100 women for board positions by the end of 2013. The mentoring programme indicated one other thing: the readiness of corporates to hone women's skills and their push to the gender diversity cause.

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