This Women’s day Medianews4u.com is acknowledging some women leaders of the Media, Marketing and Advertising fraternity who have given more than expected.
Presenting to you Women leaders from Wunderman Thompson, who share their experiences of breaking the gender stereotypes and how they continue to inspire many other women who are true leaders in the making.
Shaziya Khan National Planning Director, Wunderman Thompson India
There are several moments of ‘success’, but they all have a common thread. Stormy, bad disruption at hand, I once presented to a person who looked at the ipad and I was speaking err,…to the top of his head. Another time, I was given a very short time to complete something, due to some extraneous reason. Another time, a person was on a short fuse. Another time, a person was somebody each one was warned about. Net, in all these moments there was much drama to daunt or distract me from doing what I was meant to do. Needless to say, in each of these scenarios, there was much going on to test my leadership, exhaust my patience or just drag my spirits.
My response in each of these, is very quietly not to bother with the ‘other’. I really try and hold myself mentally and emotionally distant from whatever drama is going on with the other person. I believe I succeed in the seemingly distraught moment because I don’t step into its drama. The mental call I take is they are going through whatever they are going through and that is their business, only theirs.And I feel this with freedom (let live) and humility (don’t know the chessboard of their life). So, I find, I can tread lightly, utterly un-distracted. I go with my prepared focus and flair. The presentation to ‘the top of the head’ won us big business, the short fuse sputtered off to no real effect, the ‘warning’ was a nice to know, at best. Staying out of someone else’s drama, is it.
I think I have said this before, and it works, still. Tune into what matters, and tune out the rest. Travel mentally light.
Raji Ramaswamy, CEO – Contract India
It’s the choices we make that make us who we are.
The most important thing that I learnt early in life is to remain unfazed by obstacles and misses and not give up on what I believe. It always works out in the end one way or other as long as you remain resolute and positive about the outcome.
It’s all about intent and impact
Aim for excellence and impact, Stay committed to what you believe in and bring your passion and personal energy to everything that you do in life.