The PGMPW is an innovative management programme crafted exclusively for women who have taken a career break and now seek to return to a corporate role. The programme was launched by SPJIMR, a top ranked school of management known for its unique pedagogy that helps build socially sensitive leaders.
In the short time since its launch in 2016, the programme has stood out for its unique design, intensive curriculum and wide-ranging industry partnerships. The all-women class of PGMPW is known for participants who are inspired and ready to make a mark as they return to take up leadership positions in the corporate world.
In doing so, the participants help corporates add to their leadership pipeline, making it more diverse and enabling businesses draw from the varied experience that returning women bring to the workplace. If you are looking for a qualification that can accelerate your return to a corporate role, and at an institution with outstanding credentials, the PGMPW is the right programme for you.
If you are looking for a program that is designed to bring deserving women up-to-speed after a break, and at an institution with outstanding credentials, the corporate world trusts, this program is the right choice.
It is true that these women have taken a break from formal, full time jobs in large corporate organisations, however it would be erroneous to say they have taken a break from work. They have worked really hard in the interim and learnt management in the school of real life. When combined with a desire to learn, the hunger to grow and an intensive curriculum, these women are ready to lead with both ‘courage and heart’
Dr. Ranjan Banerjee
"The PGMPW is a powerful tool to overcome any difference to professional success that can arise out of time away from the professional world."
Dr. Ashita Aggarwal
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Be a platform to help women realize and accomplish their leadership potential and Collaborate with the industry in building a robust pipeline of women managers and leaders.
Open access to and expand opportunities in the corporate sector for women. We will accomplish this by :
Helping women reentering the workforce overcome any difference in success that may arise out of time away from the professional world.
Supporting corporations enable women professionals emerge as leaders at all levels.
Collaborating with the public sector and government to champion and celebrate a plural, social definition of success and leadership which will acknowledge and reward the managerial roles played by women across multiple sectors of a society.
In a workplace that is becoming increasingly complex with companies facing socio-cultural evolution, there is a pressing need for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Worldwide, the inclusion of women in leadership roles has become a critical competitive advantage. India can potentially boost its GDP by 60% in the next 10 years if it were to use the full potential of women in its workforce. As India is emerging to be an economic and cultural superpower, focusing on gender diversity at work is not just the right thing, but also the smart thing to do.
Although there is increasing practitioners' interest in developing women leaders, the business world is grappling with the issues of gender diversity and shrinking women leadership pipeline. A 2017 BCG survey of Indian companies stated that women's representation in Indian firms, stands at around 27 percent of the country's total workforce, while globally, this figure is 38 percent. Moreover, women account for just 17 percent of senior management positions in India, compared to 26 percent in emerging Asia-Pacific countries. The survey further found that even the well-intended and designed gender diversity programmes failed to create an impact because they were poorly executed.
Of the participants who believed that their company is focussed on promoting diversity, only 29% believed that they have benefited from the programme. Women comprise 48% of the population in India. However, less than 27% of women are a part of the workforce.
This number is further threatened, as the percentage of women in India dropping out of white collar jobs in mid-career is as high as 48 percent, as compared to the Asian average of 21 percent.
Women, who against all odds aspire to get back to work, often face many socio-cultural and structural barriers and realize that in this fast-moving world, skill-sets become obsolete in no time. This nuanced understanding led to a felt need to create a platform for women to relaunch their career after a break.
With this in mind, we at SPJIMR aim to facilitate the smooth reintegration of women returning to a professional career, through this niche, future focussed, the only one of its kind 11-month full-time accelerated Post-Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW)