CTH: Ep 14. Changing Perception - Moving Towards Inclusivity
Welcome to Clearing The Haze –Making the invisible visible, a podcast show that discusses topics that are usually invisible or just hazy. Hosted by Shachi Irde. Shachi wears many hats and is passionate about inclusion. She is an industry recognized speaker on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and women in the workplace related topics. She has been recognized by numerous industry forums and has been recipient of “Iconic woman in leadership” award by All Women Economic Forum. Our topic for this episode is - Changing perceptions - moving towards inclusivity. To discuss this topic we have with us two eminent personalities Vaijayanti Bose and Ritika Sahni. Vaijayanti is a life coach, blogger, podcaster, author and always a teacher. She also works with individuals and makes them discover their limited beliefs and identify their strengths. This in turn will help them to set measurable goals for themselves to achieve planned outcomes, that will make them happy in their relationships, at home and excel in their workplace. Graduating with History (Honours) and then B.ed from Loreto College, Calcutta University, she topped it up later with M.A in History from Jadavpur University. Her book, PIVOT IN CONFIDENCE Live Carefree on Kindle and Amazon.com emphasizes that accepting the need to change is vital, to acquire a growth mindset, for enhancing your self-image and relationships at home and in the workplace. Ritika is a trainer and consultant in Disability Inclusion. She has been a special educator, communication therapist and for the last 30 years has been Teaching, giving Lectures and conducting sensitization workshops for numerous academic institutions in the country. A Gold Medalist with a Masters in Music and equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education, Ritika Sahni feels fortunate to pursue both her passions, that of a Singer-Performer and a Disability Campaigner. ———————————————————————— Podcast Summary: Changing Perception - Moving Towards Inclusivity Hosts: Shachi Irde 00:00: Introduction 01:34: [Viji] What are some of the barriers you come across? 05:32 [Ritika] What kind of barriers do you come across? 11:03: [Viji] In your experience who is more difficult to work with? Adolescents or parents? 13:37: [Ritika] Have you come across such difficult situation as in the movie “Black”? 19:27: [Viji] In your role as a coach tell us about a stereotype or a myth that surprised you? 24:37: [Ritika] In your role as a facilitator, what are some of the reasons given by people for not being inclusive of people with disabilities that has shocked your / surprised you? 30:26: [Both] How do you talk to adolescents / teenagers about being compassionate while being competitive? 34:40: [Both] Any words of advice. 39:06: Conclusion. 39:41: Outro. ———————————————————————— For this episode, we would like to thank: - Our guests - The French Embassy, the French Institute and the Alliance Française Network in India for producing the show and, special thanks to Hemant Soreng and his team for their advice and technical support. Please do subscribe and review the show in various podcasting platforms and in the website afindia.org/podcast. Listen in to the voices that are often invisible but powerful enough to clear the haze. Disclaimer: The views, experiences and opinions expressed in this podcast are personal views of the participating speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the French Embassy or its cooperation network in India.