The ISB Women in Business Club at Mohali began its journey with an engaging interactive session with Meher Pudumjee, Chairperson, Thermax Ltd, who also inaugurated the club. The ISB student community quizzed Pudumjee on the challenges she faced in her career especially on how she balanced her work with her personal life and on the disadvantages or advantages associated with being a woman in business. Pudumjee shared her opinion on how there are very few role models in the corporate world for women to learn from, when it comes to managing both career and personal life successfully. "To make-up for that void, we can learn more from the less privileged women in the society who do not have a choice, like we do and who still manage their family and work," Pudumjee said.
She also spoke against the prejudices that some people harbor against women - that they are too emotional to take tough decisions. She countered that it is the decisions that are simple or tough rather than the people. Pudumjee also went on to share her father's insight about the development of Thermax and her personal inclination towards green technologies. She ended the session with a request as well as a suggestion that women shouldn't seek special favours at the workplace, as it makes it harder for other women in their career. "Any personal requests from an employee should be free from gender bias, so as to sustain bright career prospects for women in the industry," she said.