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Saundarya Rajesh Founder and President, AVTAR Group

Dr Saundarya Rajesh is one of India’s most respected thought leaders on D&I. An award-winning social entrepreneur, she is best known as the pioneer of second-career opportunities for women in corporate India. She has been recognized as a ‘#100Women Achiever’ by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, India, and also listed in the United Nation’s ‘Women Transforming India’ by the NITI Aayog. 

A relentless advocate of the potential of women in the workplace, Saundarya is the advisor of choice for an impressive list of organizations and leaders on the benefits of inclusion and diversity. One of the earliest voices in India to speak about the need for gender balance in the workplace, her diversity immersion sessions have benefited varied audiences, ranging from industry bodies to the police force, from entrepreneurs to college-goers, from organizations such as Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Mahindra Group and Tata Group to small and medium businesses. Inspirational in her approach to tackling systemic issues faced by women, Saundarya has irrevocably changed the game for the Indian woman professional, by introducing the concept of ‘career intentionality’ and ‘career re-entry’ to corporate India.

Widely quoted on women’s careers, entrepreneurship and inclusive leadership, Saundarya is a highly sought-after speaker at national and international conferences, and a firm believer in integrating work and life. In her pursuit to develop and inspire people to grow to their full potential, she makes her writing debut through this book. Given her passion for the subject, there is promise of more!

For more details, please visit the author’s Twitter handle (SaundaryaR) and her profile on Wikipedia ( Rajesh). 

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