Women Leadership Programme

Programme date: February 14th and 15th, 2020 @SPJIMR 

Becoming a Leader: The Journey from Diversity to Inclusion

Research suggests that people become leaders by internalizing a leadership identity which is socially constructed. Therefore, this sense of oneself as a leader is a function of socially interactive and iterative processes. It is believed that these interactions inform the person’s concepts of self as a leader and communicates to others about her fit in the role. Based on the in-depth research in developing women leadership capacities, the programme was designed to enable women to build greater awareness of self and the impact of self on others, while developing skills needed to influence change in the social world.

Learning Objectives of the programme were

  • Understanding self to build a personal vision
  • Enhancing emotional intelligence to build effective relationships
  • Navigating self in an ambiguous, uncertain, complex world
  • Influencing change through realisation of one's ‘personal power’

This programme was conducted jointly by Dr. Sumita Datta and Dr. Lata Dhir.



The session was very interactive and binding. Irrespective of their diverse background the participants were able to resonate with each other at different levels. Psychology seems to be a powerful tool to know your virtues and shortcomings. On the other hand it also proved to be essential in connecting people. It couldn't have been possible without the Dr. Sumita Datta and Dr. Lata Dhir's expertise in the subject. I liked the way they allowed the participants to open up and did not rush to just complete the session in a given time. I felt respected.  


Dr. Samruddhi Bharat Kamble
Scientist, Ashland India Pvt. Ltd. 

The program was something which really made me get an in-depth realisation about my strengths, weaknesses and gave a clear path to achieve the leadership goals I have set in mind. A MUST for all women who want to climb the ladder and know more about themselves.
Soumyata Narula,
Supervising Producer - Programming,
Channel SAB, Sony.

" Amazing faculty for the subject. Took so much effort to share their experiences which I could relate myself too

Alice Varghese
Julius Baer Wealth Advisors (India) Private Limited

" The content for the training,the course directors and the coordinators were fantastic. The session on POSH was very well presented and was an eye opener.

Neera Asthana Phate
Mahanagar Gas India Ltd.

Very Inspiring Moderators and this Women Leadership Program was very insightful and will surely help!

Sony Adhav
Head - Marketing
Sony Marathi


Bhavan's Campus
Munshi Nagar | Dadabhai Road,
Andheri West | Mumbai - 400 058, India Reception: +91 22 61454200
Delhi Centre
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, 
3rd Floor Gate No. 4, Copernicus Lane
Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001
Telephone: 011-23073121, 011-23006871
Direct Line: 011- 23383563

Link to SPJIMR Location Google Map