About me:. I have been an active journalist for over 10 years, including stints at The Wall Street Journal, The Villager, Tehelka.com, and most recently Vault.com, where I created, designed and managed the recruitment industry’s first CSR channel aimed exclusively at engaging, debating and discussing corporate social responsibility, sustainable (and unsustainable) business practices, responsible (and irresponsible) leadership, diversity and the lack of it, the role of workplace culture in our lives, social entrepreneurship, the newly-minted term ‘intrapreneurship’ and much, much more.
Skepticism is second nature to me and with my journalism background I am trained to question everything. Everything.
Along with an exemplary roster of experts, thought leaders (oh yes, I did just use that term!), executives, job seekers, CSR and sustainability practitioners, and students, we questioned questionable behavior in the corporate sector, (Mark Hurd, BP, Goldman Sachs). We also interrogated each other and debated the most uncomfortable issues, all with the primary goal of learning through engagement and information.
So, here is now my new avatar, where I will question everything and everyone, analyze the latest, and offer tips on how to best pursue a career that aligns with your values, brings some meaning to your life, and fulfills your inner core. No question is small enough, no development unrelated. As I have learned from years of writing and reporting, no topic is unworthy.
From careers in CSR to the future of GRI reporting; from analyzing sustainable business practices to HR do(s) and don’t(s); from discussing social media etiquette to transparency in this new hyper-connected world; from work/life balance to gender and age discrimination; from effective communication strategies to the immensely irritating term “greenwashing”; and much much, more, join me for a promising and thought-provoking ride.
P.S.: For the technically-oriented, I am an IEMA-certified CSR Practitioner, educated and trained in GRI reporting standards, communication strategies, and teach,speak on, advice and consult on employee engagement, job hunting in CSR, multi-stakeholder engagement, social media strategy, and how to transition from hiring the “most qualified” candidate to the “best-fit.”