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imbalance of women in senior roles

Hey guys, when I first spoke to Adithi Pandit, Partner at Deloitte, I could not, not interview her. I wrote this post initially for the company website so the tone is a bit corporate but what she had to say was incredibly inspiring so I hope you enjoy it.

Published 31st August 2015 by Lynn Crean | Davidson Technology

The imbalance of women in senior roles in Technology (and in general business) is not news. For me though, what is of greater interest is the secondary challenge women face in the workplace. As a recruiter in the Digital space and having placed women in senior roles, I am often hearing of a secondary challenge that women are facing.

Having broken through the glass ceiling, how do women survive and thrive? Is it about living amongst the pieces or stepping over them and blazing a new trail?

To find out more and gain greater insight I recently interviewed Adithi Pandit, Partner at Deloitte Digital and asked her how, being a 12 year partner in one of the world’s most successful consultancy firms –she takes care of her diet, exercise, relaxation, family? Her whole self?

Adithi Pandit, Partner Deloitte

” Taking care of myself takes a lot of effort! It is really hard and I try to just build on what I have. I focus on eating well and eating food that I am happy I have eaten afterwards. With the exercise I try to build the physical into every day and not separate it out – I find that works best. Our young women can underestimate the things that are different about being a woman in the workplace. It is true that when you are new you can work the same as a guy But you later realise that having a family does make a difference and I think young women need to champion the cause and advocate for choice in their work life balance and equity of options.”

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