SPJIMR’s Post Graduate Management Programme for Women is an innovative initiative designed to meet the needs of women leaders and managers who are ready to return to their careers after a break.
The PGMPW was launched by Mr. Deepak Parekh, the Chairman of HDFC and the Chairman of SPJIMR’s Governing Council on Sep.1, 2016 at a news conference and panel discussion that brought together business leaders, academics and HR experts.
Designed specifically for women who have taken a career break, the PGMPW will address gaps in knowledge and skills as candidates prepare to return to an active career. In doing so, the programme will help open up new opportunities for returning women and at the same time enable corporates build a more gender balanced leadership pipeline.
Companies wishing to remain competitive will need to tap into India’s population of highly educated Indian women. As long as women remain underrepresented in leadership positions, gender inequality will continue. As managerial ranks continue to become more diverse, more pathways will open for India’s women, and this in turn will promote India’s economic growth.
"First Step: India Overview" a report by Catalyst, a non-profit with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.
Why Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)?
Statistics show that a large number of talented women drop out of the workforce at an early to mid-career stage. This exit by women is often voluntary at a particular life stage. (McKinsey Global Institute Report 2015)
Substantial research indicates that women in senior leadership positions significantly enhance business outcomes
Women, as representatives of the largest emerging global market, bring valuable perspectives to the table.
In the face of a critical shortage of employment-ready talent, India's business leaders are increasingly looking to women as a crucial untapped economic engine...
From "IndiaInc.: From Intention to Impact", Sep.2015, a report by Catalyst, a non-profit with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.