Session on GENDER 2019

On the 25th September 2019, Nirmal Jyothi hosted a guest lecture on Gender Equality conducted by Ms. Angela and Ms Rishwana from Quest Alliance our knowledge partners. The session started with the screening of a video that spoke about the gender stereotypes which are attached to different job roles. With gender equality and inclusion being the two buzzwords of the industry, there is more stress on workplaces being more inclusive, about the different gender identities and promoting the need for a more equitable gender space. The imaging about gender is often formed at a very early age and the need exists to eliminate those in children during their childhood. They discussed how although the number of women gaining education is almost the same as the number of men whereas the number of women rising the corporate ladder in terms of their role in management and administration decreases sharply as they go up the professional pyramid. They proceeded to speak about the difference between equality and equity. Finally, they concluded by saying that gender sensitization is an ongoing process that requires us to concentrate on accommodating people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations.

“Overall the session was quite informative and addressed the importance of developing breaking gender stereotypes”- said Ms. Arogya the student of Secretarial Practice. “The workshop was eye-opening and helped everyone understand the true meaning of equality and equity”- expressed Ms. Varsha, a student of Medical Transcription.

Overall Feedback: It was an enlightening and lively session which gave the students insight on how they could be more gender sensitive and aware about the growing importance of equality in workplace.