Leap of faith is for believers and one needs muster all their courage and believe in themselves before taking this leap. This risk taking tendencies have taken people to places, it reflects courage and confidence that one bears. This is the philosophy of life for Ms. Shubhra Khemka, who had faith in herself that she can drive Wellman Wacoma to great heights.
Wellman manufactures couplings, customized furnaces and other engineering products. When Ms. Shubhra took over, the company’s turnover was a few lakhs and the order book was virtually non-existent.
The society was bound by the myth that confines a women to specific profession like teaching, HR and food industry which is changing rapidly, today we witness bold women entering manufacturing sector which is considered a male dominant arena, shredding the myth to pieces.
It not been an easy ride for Ms. Shubhra in leading a renowned company like Wellman Wacoma, she sums up her leadership experience with the company in simple words, “I notice that staff and workers are more concerned with your leadership qualities, problem solving abilities and dedication to work rather than focusing on your gender therefore women involved in entrepreneurial leadership roles should be more concerned with understanding their key strengths and overcoming their weaknesses.”
Despite rising participation of women in the economic social and political concepts of society, gender disparities still remain a deer rooted social evil. The number of women entrepreneur have increased overtime, but are mainly relegated to certain industries like food products, textiles, furniture, etc and less evident in computers, fabricated metal products, motor vehicles, engineering and mechanical products. To achieve economic social and political harmony in a society this resistance must be eradicated , “Whenever we have had new vacancies we have always tried to give preference to women candidates, not merely because I am a woman but also because our entire top management finds women more dedicated, dependable and committed.”
Women have have always been as capable as men, the world where a women was considered a step below men has passed and today entrepreneurs are no longer categorized into man entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs. “Women should be bold, take risks and dream big”
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