Binita Prasad, Head – IT, Sany Heavy Industry India Pvt. Ltd.
Q. As a Woman Leader, how challenging has it been for you to succeed in your chosen field?
While there are plenty of challenges one has to face as a female leader, there are numerous ways to overcome them. For a leadership role, one has to have a mix of strong traits, ambitions, and skills, which I believe any man or woman can hold.
Q. How have you been able to convert obstacles in your career path into opportunities?
One needs to focus on finding ways to eliminate obstacles rather than wasting time on reactions. Our response and reactions in the form of actions can only create opportunities. And it gets applied across gender.
Q. Tech industry is dominated by male leaders. How women can excel, assume leadership roles, and make a mark for themselves?
Competency & Emotional Intelligence, which I believe are in-built in women, help us create a mark for ourselves.
Q. How can we create a culture of inclusiveness and diversity at a workplace?
We should appoint more and more female workforce. I am sure the best of the lot will one day assume a leadership role in the organisation.
Q. Any interesting anecdote that you would like to share that has inspired or kept you motivated in your career?
‘To Work under equal Evaluation Parameters & Skill Competency of any Male Leader – is my career motivation.
Q. Which is one woman personality you admire the most and why? Your message to the aspiring Women Leaders?
Sudha Murthy is the one-woman personality that inspires me to lead a simple life and listen to my conscience. My message is that the beauty of a person lies in simplicity and serving mankind.
“While a female leader has to face a lot of challenges, there are numerous ways to overcome them. We need to focus on finding ways to eliminate obstacles rather than wasting time on reactions. Our response and reactions in the form of actions can only create opportunities.”