Career Uninterrupted

OfExperiences

Coming Soon is Season 2 of "Career Uninterrupted," the podcast that delves deep into the challenges that lead women, especially mothers, to interrupt their career journeys. Hosted by Lochan Narayanan and presented by OfExperiences, this season is dedicated to unearthing the multifaceted issues that influence women's professional paths. From the crucial role of supportive ecosystems, including childcare facilities and involved fathers, to insights from mental health experts and career coaches, each episode strives to create a comprehensive dialogue with actionable takeaways.


"Career Uninterrupted" serves as a platform to bring together stakeholders impacting a woman's career trajectory, fostering a community that understands, empathizes, and advocates for uninterrupted careers for women.


Join us on this empowering journey as we navigate the hurdles, celebrate victories, and collectively work towards ensuring that every woman's career remains resilient, dynamic, and uninterrupted.

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Redefining Fatherhood: Exploring the Modern Landscape of Dad Duties
4d ago
Redefining Fatherhood: Exploring the Modern Landscape of Dad Duties
Join our conversation with two dedicated working dads as they share their unique stories, reflecting on the balance between their professional lives and the nurturing role they play at home. Listen in as Apoorv recounts his career pivot story, move to Goa, and how he weaves his travel into the fabric of his family's life. On the other hand, Ravi offers insights into co-parenting his young son while navigating a high-pressure work environment. They both touch on the profound changes and challenges encountered in the early stages of parenthood, emphasizing the bond that develops with their children, and the empathetic understanding that grows from sharing the parenting journey.Explore with your host Lochan Narayanan: The changing dynamics of fatherhoodDad duties and societal expectationsRemote work and dual-income households that aid fluid parenting rolesPersistent disparity in the evolution of dad rolesNeed for more fathers to be present at playdatesTune in for a thought-provoking exchange on how we can better support each other as working parents in today's society and extend an invitation to fathers to connect and share their experiences. About the guests: Apoorv Bamba is the Co-Founder at Ingenious Faces and Belong.Education and is determined to make a positive dent in the broken Employability system of the country. He loves the art of unlearning and often finds himself in uncomfortable situations (on purpose) with people who challenge his way of being. He is a father who is constantly learning and unlearning the art of being a kid. Lastly, he is a wanderer and loves getting lost in pursuit of constant change and evolution. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apoorv-bamba-19b53214/Ravi Karthik loves to build things, from legos (yes still!) to brands and business. Currently he is Chief marketing and customer experience officer at ACT Fibernet, one of leading cable and broadband companies in India. Ravi is father to a 8 year old - Samanth, who he co-parents.  When not at work, you can usually find Ravi, building a lego, or practicing cricket with Samanth. They both love beaches and water and corner house ice creams.Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Delicate Decisions: Entering Motherhood and Re-entering Workforce
Jul 3 2024
Delicate Decisions: Entering Motherhood and Re-entering Workforce
We are continuing our conversation with two incredible professionals, Druthi Polisetty and Divya Janardhana, who are still thinking about becoming a mother while evaluating the trade-offs they have to make on their career front. What will be these trade-offs? Are there any assumptions organizations are making regarding what a new mom needs? Can there be solutions and support that can help women make this decision to jump into motherhood a bit easier?Lochan Narayanan, your host is delving into these and more such areas in this conversation: Emotional aspects of taking a career hiatus for the sake of familyHow a supportive partner can become a cornerstone of resilienceApprehensions and planning considerations that both partners encounterRole of empathy and partnership for a new momFears of stepping away from one's career to devote time to child-rearingBy sharing stories that echo the collective experience, we aim to offer solace and understanding to those grappling with the complexities of motherhood and career aspirations. Listen in to join forces in building a supportive environment for women – both at home and in the workplace.About the guests: Druthi Polisetty transformed from a graduated lawyer to a self-taught developer, I thrive on the journey of creation and problem-solving. My fervor for innovation propels me to break boundaries and embrace risk, and charter new territories.Divya Janardhana is a Professional with over 7+ years of rich experience in managing all aspects of product development & marketing including product enhancements, competitive analysis & market research in the media industry. Developed and rolled-out go-to-market strategies for 0 to 1 products along with product line extensions and product management/marketing initiatives. Pivotal in improving customer engagement with focus on market research to devise the future product roadmap.Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Contemplating Motherhood: The Tightrope Walk of Becoming Mother and Career Goals
Jun 26 2024
Contemplating Motherhood: The Tightrope Walk of Becoming Mother and Career Goals
Motherhood and Career: a duo that prompts endless apprehensions, anxieties, confusions, and hope. This episode peels back the curtain on the nuanced reality of gender dynamics in the workplace, especially through the transformative stages of marriage and motherhood. The candid conversation with our Druthi Polisetty and Divya Janardhana delves into the subtleties of workplace perceptions post-marriage and the foresight required when contemplating the parenting journey.As women who are not yet mothers but are evaluating how their personal and professional lives will transform post-motherhood, this is an eye-opening conversation for every woman and stakeholder who is building an enabling ecosystem for women at work. Lochan Narayanan, Podcast Host, and Founder of OfExperiences delves with the guests into: Shadows casted on women’s progress at the mere prospect of becoming a motherTrade-offs between financial compensation and the quest for flexibilityChanges in the landscape of priorities and responsibilities for new mom Emotional and logistical tightrope that working mothers navigate dailyCultural and organizational shifts that could help ease their loadSo, lend us your eyes, ears, and attention to perhaps find a piece of your own story reflected in this candid and illuminating dialogue of two progressive women.About the guest: Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Support Systems : Untold Struggle of Postpartum Life and Community Roles
Jun 19 2024
Support Systems : Untold Struggle of Postpartum Life and Community Roles
When the joy of childbirth intertwines with the silent struggle of postpartum depression, the journey of motherhood takes on a complex hue. Every mother's experience is unique, but many share the unspoken challenges that come with the arrival of a new baby. Our continued conversation with mental health experts Dr. Sindhu Upadhyay & Dr. Satyen Sharma peels back the curtain on this deeply personal topic, revealing the profound impact of emotional support from loved ones during this transformative time. In this episode, host Lochan Narayanan digs in with them: Learnings in communal care from rural traditionsImportance of workplace cultures that embrace the needs of parentsChanging career choices of the new generationWays employers can prioritize parental supportInsights from the innovative teams at Blinkit and ZomatoBy dismantling unrealistic societal pedestals, we aim to cultivate a more equitable community where every individual's well-being is valued and each parent feels supported.Listen in to previous parts of this continued conversation: 1. Modern Parenting: Breaking down the 'Superwoman' Myth2. Contemporary Family Structures: New Frontier of Balancing Act and Gender EqualityAbout the guests: Dr Sindhu is a senior clinical psychologist and a practicing psychotherapist. She heads the therapy team at the Mindmsith India. She has a vast experience in women's mental health, mood disorders and spectrum of anxiety disorders in adults. Website: www.mindsmith.co.inSatyen Sharma is a Senior Consulting Psychiatrist began at the esteemed Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. A passion for knowledge extends beyond clinical practice, driving him to continuous learning that shapes their unwavering commitment to mental health.Being a keynote speaker is more than just a profession; it's an avenue to share his genuine passion for mental health. Beyond the public sphere, he is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of brain health, exploring innovative approaches, and staying at the forefront of advancements in this fascinating field.Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Contemporary Family Structures: New Frontier of Balancing Act and Gender Equality
Jun 12 2024
Contemporary Family Structures: New Frontier of Balancing Act and Gender Equality
As we continue our conversation with mental health experts Dr. Sindhu Upadhyay & Dr. Satyen Sharma, we unpack the ever-changing terrain of modern parenting roles, where societal norms and biological realities intertwine in complex ways. Listen in as we discuss the importance of gender-neutral parenting and the impact it has on everyone in the family. You'll hear us advocate for the shared responsibility of domestic duties, illustrating how this shift not only benefits individual families but also strengthens society as a whole.We shine the light on: The Intimate side of ParentingValue of community support Need for a diverse range of adult influences in children's livesImportance of mental health management for new mothersDiscussions on safe medication practicesWhether you're a new parent or a seasoned professional, this episode offers insights and perspectives that will resonate with anyone interested in the evolving dynamics of modern families.Tune into to our previous conversation with our experts here: About the guests: Dr Sindhu is a senior clinical psychologist and a practicing psychotherapist. She heads the therapy team at the Mindmsith India. She has a vast experience in women's mental health, mood disorders and spectrum of anxiety disorders in adults. Website: www.mindsmith.co.inSatyen Sharma is a Senior Consulting Psychiatrist began at the esteemed Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. A passion for knowledge extends beyond clinical practice, driving him to continuous learning that shapes their unwavering commitment to mental health.Being a keynote speaker is more than just a profession; it's an avenue to share his genuine passion for mental health. Beyond the public sphere, he is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of brain health, exploring innovative approaches, and staying at the forefront of advancements in this fascinating field.Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Modern Parenting: Breaking down the 'Superwoman' Myth
Jun 5 2024
Modern Parenting: Breaking down the 'Superwoman' Myth
Ever grappled with the paradox of being a working parent, particularly a mother, who is barely managing to juggle the high-wire act of career and family and is yet called a ‘superwoman’?Join your host Lochan Narayanan in this loaded conversation with mental health experts Dr. Sindhu Upadhyay & Dr. Satyen Sharma as they discuss the societal superwoman syndrome and the internal struggles that accompany the shift in self-perception post-becoming a parent. Our experts offer profound insights into redefining 'mental health' as 'brain health' to encourage de-stigmatization and ease of access to care, creating a dialogue that could revolutionize support systems for parents in the workforce.In the dialogue, we dissect: The historical and cultural influences on gender rolesTheir impact on self-worth and parentingDisparity in self-esteem between men and womenCultural conditioning and societal expectations that shape our sense of selfHurdles in achieving gender equality within parentingTune in for a thought-provoking conversation where we aim to shine a light on the emotional rollercoaster parents face, advocating for a worldwide movement to foster understanding and validation for their experiences as professionals and caregivers.About the guests: Dr Sindhu is a senior clinical psychologist and a practicing psychotherapist. She heads the therapy team at the Mindmsith India. She has a vast experience in women's mental health, mood disorders and spectrum of anxiety disorders in adults. Website: www.mindsmith.co.inSatyen Sharma is a Senior Consulting Psychiatrist began at the esteemed Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. A passion for knowledge extends beyond clinical practice, driving him to continuous learning that shapes their unwavering commitment to mental health.Being a keynote speaker is more than just a profession; it's an avenue to share his genuine passion for mental health. Beyond the public sphere, he is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of brain health, exploring innovative approaches, and staying at the forefront of advancements in this fascinating field.Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Non-linear Career Paths: Women in Business redefining Work-Life Balance
May 29 2024
Non-linear Career Paths: Women in Business redefining Work-Life Balance
When the worlds of motherhood and entrepreneurship collide, it's often seen as a recipe for chaos. But not for Deepshikha Kumar, the visionary behind Speakin, who joins podcast host Lochan Narayanan, for an engrossing conversation that reshapes that narrative. Deepshikha, with poise and passion, peels back the layers of her life, revealing how she juggles the dual responsibilities of nurturing her family and her business. Her story, punctuated by personal anecdotes and the pivotal role of support systems, speaks to the hearts of parents striving to carve out their professional space without sidelining their family life.Join in as they discuss:Subtle shifts in societal norms and gender biasesEvolution in attitude towards women in businessUndeniable role of workplace alliesGrowing drive and ambition among women entrepreneursEmbracing fluidity for work-life harmonyAs you listen in to explore the evolving landscape of career growth with us, you also get to understand the importance of perspective and patience that can help you navigate through promotions and setbacks.  About the Guest: Often counted amongst the most networked entrepreneurs in Asia, Deepshikha is at the helm of making a global mark with her startup - SpeakIn, Asia’s largest digital platform for professional learning backed by 18000+ global CEOs, speakers, business experts and thought leaders. One of the most respected women entrepreneurs in the region, Deepshikha is the winner of 2021 Economic Times Most Promising Women Leaders, 2020 Google Digital Women Award in Leadership, 2020 Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs Government of India and 2019 and 2017 Asia Women Icon Award Singapore, which celebrates Excellence in Entrepreneurship. Deepshikha is a TEDx speaker. She is an author and an avid guide on building excellence in speech, Deepshikha recently finished her first book titled  '101 Lessons to be a Damn Good Speaker!' - the official SpeakIn guide to becoming a five-star speaker. Website: www.speakin.coLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepshikha Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Career-Minded Mothers: Intersection of Motherhood and Ambition
May 22 2024
Career-Minded Mothers: Intersection of Motherhood and Ambition
Listen in as we explore the complex world of career clarity for new mothers with Akanksha and Swati who have chosen very different career paths yet share similar experiences of navigating the new world of motherhood. As they share their personal journeys, it is a tell-tale of the unpredictable nature of parenting and how it intersects with career decisions. This heartfelt discussion uncovers the layers of introspection needed as we navigate through couple time, me time, and work commitments, emphasizing the significance of pacing ourselves to prevent burnout in these formative years of both our children's lives and our evolving careers.Join the host and the guest as they share narratives on: Avoiding burnout while balancing motherhood and careerFinding the white space for self-careEnduring friendships between new mothersEstablishing parenting priorities for a good night’s sleepOrganizations enabling new mothers at the workplaceAs we conclude our conversation with Akanksha and Swati in this episode, we aim to provide solutions and encouragement to new and expectant mothers, assuring them that they are not alone. Remember to listen to other parts of this immersive conversation at : MomSpeak: Two Women Navigating the Complexities of Postpartum CareersAnd Childcare Planning: Empowering Caregivers, & Crafting Stability in Family DynamicsAbout the Guests: Akanksha has held many identities: A journalist, a public health professional and, more recently, she has ventured into entrepreneurship with a startup in the early childhood space. But of all of these, her most powerful identity is that of a mother, one who is currently trying to tailor the “working mom” title to fit her better. Website: www.akankshakapoor.com Socials: @akkapoor on Instagram and Akanksha Kapoor on LinkedIn Swati Geriani Currently working with HP as Strategy Lead, Swati has earlier worked with Zomato, BCG in product & strategy roles. She is an alumna of IIM Bangalore & IIIT Allahabad. Linkedin:-https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgeriani/Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Childcare Planning: Empowering Caregivers, & Crafting Stability in Family Dynamics
May 16 2024
Childcare Planning: Empowering Caregivers, & Crafting Stability in Family Dynamics
Juggling a high-stakes career and motherhood might feel like threading a needle with closed eyes until you build the right support system around you that can take care of your child when you are away or unavailable. We are joined by Akanksha and Swati once again for this episode where they continue to share their solutions to the complex puzzle of finding trustworthy childcare. As we traverse the parenting landscape, the conversation takes a turn toward the delicate interplay between parental control and caregiver empowerment. Don’t be surprised if you realize that meticulous childcare planning, is complete with spreadsheets and contingency plans!Join Lochan and her guests as they discuss: Micromanaging childcare as the primary caretakerNavigating parenting dynamics with grandparentsBringing bliss amidst the chaos and control systemsBuilding the right influences around your childOvercoming mommy guilt and emotions when at workThe episode is a must-listen as it is filled with a reflection on redefining our careers post-parenting, advocating for the pursuit of work that not only fills our pockets but also our souls.Listen more from our guests in the previous episode:  MomSpeak: Two Women Navigating the Complexities of Postpartum CareersAbout the Guests: Akanksha has held many identities: A journalist, a public health professional and, more recently, she has ventured into entrepreneurship with a startup in the early childhood space. But of all of these, her most powerful identity is that of a mother, one who is currently trying to tailor the “working mom” title to fit her better. Website: www.akankshakapoor.com Socials: @akkapoor on Instagram and Akanksha Kapoor on LinkedIn Swati Geriani Currently working with HP as Strategy Lead, Swati has earlier worked with Zomato, BCG in product & strategy roles. She is an alumna of IIM Bangalore & IIIT Allahabad. Linkedin:-https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgeriani/Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
MomSpeak: Two Women Navigating the Complexities of Postpartum Careers
May 8 2024
MomSpeak: Two Women Navigating the Complexities of Postpartum Careers
Women returning to work after the birth of a child is a narrative often told yet seldom solved. But our guests for the episode, Swati Geriani and Akanksha Kapoor bravely open the book on their own experiences of being a new mom navigating careers. They both have had completely different approaches with Swati's perspective being shaped by her experiences at a global corporate and Akanksha's journey from journalism to public health and entrepreneurship. Our conversation peels back the layers of motherhood's impact on career as they candidly share the trials of skill erosion, the pangs of guilt when stepping out the door, and the weight of postpartum depression on their professional and personal identities. It's a tale as old as time but with a modern twist, as these two women navigate the uncharted waters of today's professional landscape.Join your host Lochan as she brings in the mommy perspective on: The sudden priority and lifestyle changes one experiences as a new motherNew Mom’s fears about returning back to workEncountering and conquering mommy guiltGetting support during maternity leaveEvolving family dynamics and increased participation of fathers in childcareSo, grab your headphones and let Swati and Akanksha's experiences resonate with you, as they shed light on the continuous adaptation required to juggle these two profoundly important aspects of life.About the Guests: Akanksha has held many identities: A journalist, a public health professional and, more recently, she has ventured into entrepreneurship with a startup in the early childhood space. But of all of these, her most powerful identity is that of a mother, one who is currently trying to tailor the “working mom” title to fit her better. Website: www.akankshakapoor.com Socials: @akkapoor on Instagram and Akanksha Kapoor on LinkedIn Swati Geriani Currently working with HP as Strategy Lead, Swati has earlier worked with Zomato, BCG in product & strategy roles. She is an alumna of IIM Bangalore & IIIT Allahabad. Linkedin:-https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgeriani/Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Motherhood Reimagined: The Butterfly Effect and Identity Shifts
May 1 2024
Motherhood Reimagined: The Butterfly Effect and Identity Shifts
Continuing our conversation with guest expert Krusha Sahjwani on what it takes to build a supportive ecosystem around you that helps you with child care as well as your mental well-being. Navigating the postpartum landscape requires more than just a roadmap; it demands a village. Our discussion with Krusha taps into the profound necessity for both physical and emotional support systems, recognizing that whether you're an Indian woman at home or abroad, building and managing a nurturing community is paramount. We share strategies for forging a robust support network, from seeking solace in the family to finding solidarity within new circles, ensuring that each mother can flourish while maintaining a delicate balance between personal space and dependable childcare.Embrace a renewed perspective on parenting as we discuss: Juxtaposition of societal expectations and role of the mother.Concept of fetal microchimerism.Evolution of motherhood is akin to a butterfly's metamorphosis.Need to include fathers in the organizational and institutional systems.Finding your version of having it all.So, tune in to this episode to get your toolkit on maintaining career continuity through the incredible journey of parenthood.About the Guest: Krusha Sahjwani is an ICF certified career & life coach for women and helps them unleash their highest potential to find their version of 'having it all'. She is also Director at a global SaaS company, LinkedIn Top Voice and a mother. Website: https://www.butterflyeffectcoach.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahjwanikrusha/ Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Motherhood by Design: Crafting Your Career Path with Intention
Apr 24 2024
Motherhood by Design: Crafting Your Career Path with Intention
Parenthood, with its identity shifts and new responsibilities, has a profound influence on our life's course—join Lochan Narayanan with her guest Krusha Sahjwani as they unravel this complexity, especially as it pertains to women.We discuss Krusha’s evolution as a new mom along with wearing many hats like Career Coach, Linkedin Top Voice and Director at a global SaaS company. It isn’t easy to juggle these hats in one go but Krusha shows us how with intentionality and strategic planning at the forefront, she anticipated the demands of motherhood before even getting into it and restructured her professional life to maintain balance.If you are a new mom or planning to be one, here’s what you will get in this episode: Mapping out your career and motherhood journeyIdentity shifts and bringing clarity to your desiresCareer planning and asking for pivotal role changesBusiness side of bringing back working momsThe Power of Being IntentionalOur dialogue is an essential guide for new parents striving to strike a balance between career aspirations and family life. So tune in and let Krusha's experiences inspire you to craft your unique path, blending the roles of parent and professional with grace and intention.About the Guest: Krusha is an ICF certified career & life coach for women and helps them unleash their highest potential to find their version of 'having it all'. She is also Director at a global SaaS company, LinkedIn Top Voice and a mother. Website: https://www.butterflyeffectcoach.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahjwanikrusha/ Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Art of Parenting: Guiding Your Child's Unique Journey as a Working Mom
Apr 18 2024
Art of Parenting: Guiding Your Child's Unique Journey as a Working Mom
Have you ever felt lost in the sea of parenting advice, wondering if there's a one-size-fits-all solution for raising your child? This episode isn't just another drop in the ocean—we tackle the tailored approach to child-rearing that respects the unique nature of each individual child. We take an unflinching look at the first two years of life, emphasizing the importance of a nurturing environment immune to toxicity and conflict.As we continue our conversation with our guest expert Sushant Kalra, a renowned Parenting Coach and Founder of Parwarish Institute of Parenting, we reveal how the echoes of our own upbringings influence our parenting styles, and why understanding each child's needs is the cornerstone of guiding them towards a thriving future.Podcast host Lochan Narayanan digs up insights from Sushant on:Crafting healthy food environments in the home.Avoiding the pitfalls of over-parenting.Tips to foster a child’s innate talents.Understanding the influence of extended community on the child.Finding harmony between work, life, and motherhood. Join us as we share stories, reflect on our roles as parents, and embrace the growth that comes from fostering a reciprocal relationship with our children—one where we learn as much from them as they do from us.Also, if you haven’t listened to our previous episode with Sushant, head here: Dadpreneur Diaries: Redefining Careers Through Modern FatherhoodGuest Bio: Sushant Kalra, the renowned parenting coach and founder of Parwarish Institute of Parenting, is often addressed as the Messiah of Families. He has empowered more than 2.5 lac parents across the globe with his interactive workshops and programs.Sushant is the author of the book 'Perfect Parenting' - THE parenting MANUAL that helps parents find their unique 'perfect' blend of parenting for their unique family setups. He is a multiple time TEDx speaker who specializes in empowering parents and teachers in nurturing the limitless potential of children.Sushant is a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting2.0 - an international consciousness movement that promotes proactive education for Life Skills, and the winner of the Courageous Class Award by Kenneth Cole Foundation for the work done in the field of empowering parents and educators. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sushantkalra/ Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
Dadpreneur Diaries: Redefining Careers Through Modern Fatherhood
Apr 10 2024
Dadpreneur Diaries: Redefining Careers Through Modern Fatherhood
Welcome to "Career Uninterrupted," where we tackle the intersections of work, life, and the challenges of parenthood to make women's careers uninterrupted. In the very first episode of Season 2, your host Lochan Narayanan, Career Coach and Founder of OfExperiences sits across Sushant Kalra, an esteemed Parenting Coach and the visionary behind the Parwarish Institute of Parenting. Sushant takes us through his remarkable transformation from someone who once vowed never to have children to become a beacon of guidance for parents globally.The dialogue sheds light on how he traded his corporate suit for the heartwarming mission of helping families navigate the complexities of modern parenting, emphasizing the need for a tailored approach to each unique family dynamic. Throughout this candid conversation, we explore the intricate dance of balancing demanding careers with the tender art of raising children. We navigate the emotionally charged journey that many face when deciding to pursue passion over job security, and the profound impact such a choice can have on both personal fulfillment and parenting.Join in as Lochan and Sushant underline: The societal pressures and stigmas that new moms face.A novel perspective on the role of men as fathers.How fathers can step up to be an equal parent.Educational settings and gendered expectations of parenting roles.Challenges of maintaining one's own identity and finding personal satisfaction.So join the conversation as we shed light on these topics, offering support and strategies for parents striving to find their equilibrium in the beautiful, often chaotic world of parenting and work.Guest Bio: Sushant Kalra, the renowned parenting coach and founder of Parwarish Institute of Parenting, is often addressed as the Messiah of Families. He has empowered more than 2.5 lac parents across the globe with his interactive workshops and programs.Sushant is the author of the book 'Perfect Parenting' - THE parenting MANUAL that helps parents find their unique 'perfect' blend of parenting for their unique family setups. He is a multiple-time TEDx speaker who specializes in empowering parents and teachers to nurture the limitless potential of children.Sushant is a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting2.0 - an international consciousness movement that promotes proactive education for Life Skills, and the winner of the Courageous Class Award by Kenneth Cole Foundation for the work done in the field of empowering parents and educators. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sushantkalra/ Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - A pioneering platform that enables organizations to support their women employees through their motherhood journey.To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/ Follow us on social onInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/ Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/Podcast Producer: Done For You Podcasts
The Diversity Journey: Building an Inclusive Team
Sep 7 2023
The Diversity Journey: Building an Inclusive Team
Diversity is a journey. It can’t happen overnight. I am your host Lochan Narayanan and this episode is special as it is our Season Finale. For the Finale episode, I am talking to Masroor Javid, an outcome driven IT leader with 20+ years of experience. Masroor talks about his experiences, how a seminar helped him to understand the importance of diversity and how he fought with his own biases. He shares that building an inclusive team from scratch is easy but the process can be patchy with an existing team.We discuss how one can identify the gaps in their existing team and hire based on inclusivity. We further talk about Masroor’s 5-step hiring process and how he maintains a diverse team. Listen to the entire episode as this one is a culmination of all that we talked about in the previous episodes, why is diversity the way forward and how to build a diverse team.About the guestMasroor JavidMasroor is an an Outcome driven IT leader with 20+ years of experience. Known technology & process expert bringing a unique 360-degree perspective to help the businesses to deliver highly complex, multi-tiered enterprise-class software deployed at fortune 500 companies with user base in millions, translating the “Big Picture” into actionable strategy and tactical plans. He has worked across various organisations such as - GE, Harman, Dell EMC. He is currently the Global Quality Engineering Leader at Xperi and a very big advocate and ally of diversity and inclusion.We are going to explore the aspect of Being an Ally at the workplace and what managers can do to build a diverse and inclusive team.Linkedin :- https://www.linkedin.com/in/masroorjavid/?originalSubdomain=in
Shattering Stereotypes: The Gender Bias in Careers and Why it Needs to Change NOW
Aug 9 2023
Shattering Stereotypes: The Gender Bias in Careers and Why it Needs to Change NOW
Forget about your career, do you even put yourself first?I am your host Lochan Narayanan and in this episode our guest Major Pallavi Shivanna is asking you this hard hitting question.Why are women expected to leave their careers after marriage and kids? Also, if that isn’t enough, women aren’t hired in particular roles as companies think that they might leave once they have kids.In this episode, Major Pallavi Shivanna, a HR Leader, Speaker and Transformational Coach shares her interesting journey of serving in the armed forces for 9 years and then transitioning into the corporate world. We discuss the cultural conditionings and stereotypes that both men and women have to face. Major Pallavi also shares that there is a need for a better mindset where both the genders are treated equally.Listen to the entire episode as we talk about why women should achieve financial independence, how companies should change their hiring policies and why breaking stereotypes is the need of the hour. About the guestMajor Pallavi Shivanna is a HR leader, speaker, leadership and transformational coach. She has over two decades of diverse experience in human capital management across industries viz., defense, BFSI, education services and manufacturing. Has rich experience in mentoring and coaching people wearing different hats across organizations of repute like Indian army, ICICI Lombard, Klüber Lubrication, Essilor India, Fincare Small Finance Bank and Anthology International Private Limited She has been part of Strategic HR planning helping transform businesses. Certified PPA practitioner from Thomas assessments, trained in POSH and holds certifications from various experiential workshops on human behaviour. A regular speaker on topics on emotional wellness, women empowerment, diversity & inclusion, people development, human capital management, leadership & transformational coaching. Trained in martial arts and instrumental music. An avid reader, passionate about music & theatre, enjoys traveling and learning new skills.LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/maj-pallavi-shivanna-acc-icf-341a4a8/?trk=public_post-text&originalSubdomain=inEmail : pallavishivanna75@gmail.comTwitter : pallshivann**Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - a platform that enables mid-career professionals through career transitions.**To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/Follow us on social atInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/
Embracing Unconventional Paths: Accelerating Career Pivots and Growth
Jul 27 2023
Embracing Unconventional Paths: Accelerating Career Pivots and Growth
What is the secret recipe of career growth and transition? I am your host Lochan Narayanan and I am in a captivating conversation with Aditya Kulkarni, the co-founder of Stoa. Aditya, Co-Founder of Stoa. An IIM-B and BITS Pilani alumnus, he has built and sold two startups in the past and is now building his third with Stoa — India\'s best alternative to the traditional MBA.  In this episode of Career Uninterrupted, Aditya unveils the power of alternate MBA programs and how they cater to diverse needs, propelling professionals towards success.He even emphasizes the importance of having a sounding board in the form of a coach, community, or facilitator, as it can be the key to unlocking your true potential. We also talk about how careers are akin to vectors, where speed and direction are equally vital, and why honest feedback from the right mentors can be a game-changer.We even discuss the impact traditional education has on your overall personality. Listen to the entire episode to know more about career paths through alternate courses and what is the future of traditional education. About the guestAditya Kulkarni is the co-founder of Stoa, an online business school that offers an alternative to the traditional MBA. Aditya is an alumnus of IIM-B and BITS Pilani, and he has built and sold two startups in the past. He is passionate about education and believes that building profitable businesses is India\'s only real chance to create wealth and prosperity for more than 1 billion people. In his previous ventures, Aditya built Learning Outcomes, an assessment analytics company that was acquired by Liga EduTech. He also built BabyOnBoard, a memories and milestones platform for early years that was acquired by RoundGlass. He also built India\'s first Socio-Emotional well-being Programme for Schools for RoundGlass.Aditya is a strong believer in the power of education to transform lives. He is committed to building Stoa into a world-class business school that provides high-quality education to motivated and ambitious individuals from all backgrounds.**Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - a platform that enables mid-career professionals through career transitions.**To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/Follow us on social atInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/
Challenging Biases: How Diversity and Inclusion Go Beyond Gender?
Jul 12 2023
Challenging Biases: How Diversity and Inclusion Go Beyond Gender?
Get ready to challenge your perceptions and embrace a whole new understanding of the diversity workforce. I am your host Lochan Narayanan and I sit down with the dynamic and insightful Mrinalini Purkayastha, a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with extensive experience in program management for this episode.Mrinalini delves into the true essence and role of diversity, debunking the common misconception that it solely revolves around gender representation. She talks about how diversity serves as a powerful umbrella term encompassing underrepresented groups, such as the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, military veterans, and of course, women.But that\'s not all - we dive deep into the realm of biases, both conscious and unconscious, that plague our society. With thought-provoking anecdotes and real-world examples, Mrinalini sheds light on the hurdles faced by marginalized communities, offering tangible solutions to combat these biases. She feels that sensitizing sessions, fostering open dialogues and repeatedly talking about the role of diversity will help organizations to truly create an inclusive environment. Tune in to the episode as we talk about how unconscious biases are easy to fix, how to fix conscious biases and what activities that one can include in sensitizing training programs. About the Guest Mrinalini comes with over a decade of experience in program management spanning roles across HR and business operations. She is a very passionate advocate of DEI and actively contributes in this space both in her personal and professional life. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology and Economics and a double masters in Sociology and Human Rights.Linkedin:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/mrinalini-purkayastha-66636425/Disclaimer:- The opinions expressed in the podcast are the speaker\'s and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the organization.**Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - a platform that enables mid-career professionals through career transitions.**To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/Follow us on social atInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/
Pride at Work: LGBTQ+ Perspectives in the Workplace
Jun 28 2023
Pride at Work: LGBTQ+ Perspectives in the Workplace
What is June known for? Pride month, isn’t it? But for people from the LGBTQ community, Pride is not just for June, it lasts for 365 days. So, get ready for a thought-provoking episode that goes beyond the surface of Pride month. I\'m your host, Lochan Narayanan, and joining us today is the incredible Ankita Mehra, who will take us on a captivating journey through her struggles, triumphs, and the everyday realities of being a member of the LGBTQ community.Ankita\'s personal journey, from self-acceptance to coming out to her parents, is a deeply emotional and gut-wrenching tale. She courageously navigated a world that often made her path treacherous, choosing to focus on her career as a DEI and employer branding specialist at Xperi. Her achievements speak volumes—being recognized as LinkedIn\'s Top Voice, one of India\'s Top 20 Diversity Leaders, and having spoken at over 300 events to raise awareness for the LGBTQ community.In this episode, Ankita and I delve into the crucial importance of gender inclusion in the workplace. We explore the need for a gender-neutral interview process, where individuals are evaluated based on their skills and qualifications rather than their gender identity. Additionally, we discuss the significance of providing gender-neutral washrooms in office spaces, fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and valued.So, get ready to be moved, educated, and inspired by Ankita Mehra\'s incredible journey and valuable insights. Join us as we uncover the realities faced by the LGBTQ community, explore the transformative power of gender inclusion, and discover how businesses can pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future.About the Guest Ankita Mehra! she is all about solving problems, championing diversity and inclusion, and making work enjoyable. With a knack for getting things done, she is here to make a positive impact and drive growth through building teams, networking, and stellar stakeholder management. she is a true people enthusiast!Linkedin:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankitamehraa/?originalSubdomain=inInstagram:- https://www.instagram.com/ankitamehraa/?hl=en**Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - a platform that enables mid-career professionals through career transitions.**To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/Follow us on social atInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/
When Diversity is no longer optional
May 31 2023
When Diversity is no longer optional
Companies no more treat Diversity and Inclusion as a project. Instead, most organizations are diligently working towards creating an inclusive and safe workspace for their employees. Welcome to another exciting episode of Career Uninterrupted. I am your host Lochan Narayanan, and we have Urvashi Verma with us today.Urvashi is the talent acquisition head at Apec Xperi. She has 14 years of experience in talent attraction and sourcing strategy for multiple organizations. She shares that she is passionate about the new hiring strategies and advocates inclusion and diversity. Urvashi talks about the benefits and importance of diversity. She adds that DEI helps with profits and gives companies access to a large talent pool. It enables businesses to focus on the employees\' skills and value additions, ultimately increasing the team\'s creativity and productivity.We also discuss how organizations are changing their hiring processes to make DEI an ongoing process. For example, businesses are more open to remote interviews and jobs. They are also conducting sensitizing sessions for all the existing employees to create awareness. Listen to the entire episode as we further discuss how organizations are tackling their biases towards women returning from maternity leave and what they are doing to create an inclusive infrastructure. About the guestUrvashi is Head of Talent Acquisition - APAC at Xperi.She is passionate about new hiring techniques and has over 14 years of experience in the industry.Urvashi is a LinkedIn Creator, Public Speaker, Patent Award holder and has a passion to advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, and stands as an Ally to create inclusive teams, she is a promoter of work life balance and practicing that from last many years, she always put effort to provide opportunities to grow & learn to the people around her. Urvashi mentors for better TA techniques on LinkedIn educating over 21,000+ people.**Career Uninterrupted Podcast is brought to you by OfExperiences - a platform that enables mid-career professionals through career transitions.**To know more about OfExperiences visit: https://ofexperiences.com/Follow us on social atInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/ofexperiences/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/71337107/admin/