Sonica Aron at 7th World Diversity & Inclusion Leadership and Awards

“What makes a good DEI intervention succeed?” They asked our Founder and Managing Director, Sonica Aron during a panel discussion at 7th World Diversity & Inclusion Leadership and Awards 2023 hosted @TheTajlandsend, Mumbai. There are 6 steps that a #DEIchampions must do – 1. Make your business case 2. Diagnostics 3. Make executable diversity charter 4. … To learn the rest and collect some pearls of wisdom, checkout the video. Feel free to add your two bits in the comments section. #DEI #D&I #RespectForAll #MakingADifference #Equality #WHRDC23

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Plea for Menstrual Leave in SC | Sonica Aron at Mirror Now

More than half of menstruating women experience pain for one or two days every month. For some, the pain is so severe that they are unable to perform normal activities for the first couple of days. Across the globe, there are several countries like Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Zambia and many more, where #menstrualleave has been legalised as per the law. As the representation of women in the workforce in our country steadily rises, it is the need of the hour to recognise this issue and address it in a meaningful manner. In a recent debate on ‘Time to Legislate Menstrual Leave?’ anchored by Tamanna Inamdar and telecast on Mirror Now and ET NOW, our founder and managing partner – Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) shared her thoughts along with esteemed co-panelists Adv Shailendra Mani Tripathi, Ritu Chakroborty Teamlease, Karuna Nundy Lloyd Mathias on how it is not only a legal system which is needed but also an #openmindset in organizations to accept menstrual leaves as a part of their policies. While there are 12 companies in India that have introduced “Period Leaves”, there is still a fear that putting a legislation in place will prevent organisations from hiring women. The fear that it will create backlash and prevent organisations from hiring women needs to be challenged. Just like there was backlash after implementation of #posh and after extension of maternity leave, this too will lead to conversations and normalisation of hitherto a taboo topic ‘periods’. It is about time that we give #womenshealth equal importance and make an effort to create awareness, sensitization and an enabling environment where women employees can thrive and contribute and are not just a number. #respectandequalityforall #makeadifference #womenshealth #periodleave #marchingsheep

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Marching Sheep Celebrating 10th Anniversary | February 2023

We are 10! It seems like just yesterday when we started @MarchingSheep with the thought to make a difference to the society. Though our 10-year old journey has not been an easy one and we did have our share of topsy-turvy rides, it has only made us stronger and more committed in our vision of driving #inclusion and #equality through customised interventions across the globe. We started our journey with Gender Diversity, and 10 years down the line, we work across 80 countries and across diversities. Here is a short video on our journey and experiences of being Team Marching Sheep. #respectandequalityforall #makeadifference #marchingsheep #employeeexperience #celebration #proud #diversityequityinclusion #belonging

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What is causing your boredom at work | Sonica Aron at CNBC Awaaz

A recent study stated that today, most employees leave their organizations for lack of #growth and #engagement. Employees feel stuck or stagnated in their career and roles, when they do not resonate with their day-to-day work. In todays ever evolving time, employees need to be continuously engaged through #reskill, #upskill, engagement activities and #innovation at the workplace in order to retain talent. In a panel discussion on @CNBCAwaaz, our founder and managing partner – @Sonica Aron, talks about what causes monotony at workplace for employees and how to keep you employees engaged in evolving times.

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Sonica Aron speaks in a panel discussion on Women’s Equality Day by ET Now Swadesh

Womens Equality Day is not just about providing #equalopportunities for work, but also about developing open and accepting #mindset at a #social level. #Organizations are a sub-unit of the society and for any organization to drive #genderinclusion and provide equal opportunities to #women, we need to change the mindset of the society at large and building a #culture of #progressive #India. In a recent panel discussion on Women’s Equality Day by ET Now Swadesh, our Founder and Managing Partner – Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) spoke about how #womenequality is not just the responsibility of the organization but also of each one of us. We are all victims of #socialconditioning and while we are overcoming it, it is a long way to go. Do watch the video and share your thoughts! #womensequalityday #conversationsforchange #conversationsthatmatter #diversityandinclusion #marchingsheep #makeadifference

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Session on Unleashing the Power of Inclusion with HSBC

After a successful session in Mumbai, the learning continues with the Mobile Sales Force (MSF) team of HSBC in Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune-Hyderabad-Chennai.
Unleashing the Power of Inclusion for one team, one department, and one location at a time.

The journey to create an inclusive and equitable workplace for everyone is a conscious decision that one must make every day. Maintaining and sustaining a culture that works across all demographics of the workforce requires commitment not just in letter but more importantly in spirit.

What do your organizational efforts say about its commitment to #DEIB?

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Our Founder & CEO Sonica Aron speaking at an event by Punjabi Chamber of Commerce

We often hear organizations and leaders talk about gender diversity and equity. Yet, often gender inclusion remains only in letter and not in spirit. As organizations, we need to accept the fact that our employees are a sub-unit of the society and therefore, to bring a change at the societal level, we need to bring a change in the mindset and perceptions of our employees. It is not just about hiring women but also giving them an #inclusive environment to grow and thrive. In a recent event organized by Punjabi Chamber of Commerce, our founder and Managing Partner – Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers), spoke about the importance and benefits of Gender Diversity at the workplace. Thank you Nazm Singh Bilochpura and Kanak Rana for organizing this event Constitution Club Of India to support having a gender balanced workforce in organizations. It is indeed encouraging to see all platforms recognising the need for #inclusiveworkplaces.

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International Women’s Day session at Hilti India

What an incredibly energizing experience to connect with high-potential aspirational women employees of Hilti India on the occasion of International Women’s Day #IWD2023. From Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) personal life stories and practical inputs on overcoming self-doubt to taking bold steps toward achieving goals. The event was a true testament to the #strength#resilience, and #power of women.

Good reminder for all of us that fear and self-doubt may be natural emotions, but they don’t have to hold us back.

Thank you Devika TandonGauri Kulkarni and Mihika Bhaumik Let’s continue to support each other and celebrate the amazing achievements of women everywhere.

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Our Founder &CEO Sonica Aron speaking at FICCI L&D Summit, 2023

The workplace has changed and is constantly evolving. And so are the organizational and employee needs. With the workplace becoming hybridleadership expectations growing, and business challenges becoming more complex, organizations need to raise their game and understand the future of learning and development. Corporates need to be prepared to the changing definition of #learning, to diverse perspectives and #learningneeds and reinvent themselves to adapt to the different modes of learning. In the recent FICCI L&D Summit, 2023 – Regalvanising the Future, our founder and managing partner – Sonica Aron (She/Her/Hers) Aron spoke on the panel with Kunal K SinghRachana Singh Bhal and Neeti Sharma on the Persona of New Learner. Talking about the adult learning landscape, she shared her thoughts on how it continues to evolve with the generational and demographic differences.
Thank you FICCI for organizing such a thought provoking and insightful summit!

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Launching a Woman Development Program, Woman@Work at CNSI

It is not just about hiring women but also enabling them and empowering them to create their own table space. Oftentimes, women hesitate to speak up and demonstrate lack of confidence or the ability to articulate what we want to ask.


On this International Womens Day2023Marching Sheep in association with CNSI , is launching a Woman Development Program, Woman@Work, with the intent to #upskill and empower the women employees of CNSI to hold authentic constructive conversations, speak up with confidence, and focus on their careers with focus and intentionality. A big shout out to CNSI for taking the initiative to build a growth mindset for the women of CNSI !!

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Starting your own business is a difficult job

Many of us dream of becoming an entrepreneur someday. Having your own business is a dream come true for many of us but it is not as easy as it seems to be. Oftentimes, new entrepreneurs face #biases and #assumptions at the nascent stage of securing funding, the fuel which keeps their companies going. India has the 3rd largest startup ecosystem in the world and yet, biases are just one of the barriers faced by startups in establishing their business. Here is an article by Nandita Krishan on how to successfully launch and sustain your startup, despite all the hurdles and what entrepreneurs and the ecosystem as a whole can do to become more inclusive. Do read and share your thoughts!


(27) Starting your Own Business is a Difficult Job | LinkedIn

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