#Superwomen2020: Getting rid of gender pay gaps, equal opportunities needed for gender-neutral workplaces: Alisha Khanna

Superwomen 2020 Alisha Khanna

Social Samosa Superwomen 2020 winner Alisha Khanna, Senior Manager – Marketing, ALT Balaji thinks that you don’t need a cape to be a superwoman.

Alisha Khanna believe you can do anything you aspire; no dream is ever too big. . Superwomen 2020 winner under the Brand Marketers category, she takes us through her journey so far.

How would you define a Superwoman in today’s day and age?

A superwoman is one who not only fulfills her dreams but also energizes people around her. She could be a teacher, homemaker, or a successful CEO or maybe even all of them!

When life throws challenges, she will soar above them with perseverance and dedication.

She encourages and elevates other women around her with genuine respect and faith. Positively, you don’t need a cape to be a superwoman as there’s one in all of us.

One quality that you think every superwoman has and that helped you win Social Samosa Superwomen…

Being passionate about one’s field or task is simply a prerequisite in any industry, but I believe there are a few more that can go a long way.

Confidence: It’s difficult to say that others won’t doubt your skills, but don’t let another’s opinions get the better of you. Believe in yourself, always!

Humility: Cherish your accomplishments but also remember where you started from and what your true goals are.

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How successful have women been in shattering the glass ceiling in the Media & Advertising field? Does the ‘boardroom inequality’ phrase still stand true?

Women hold less than a fifth of key management roles, and most companies exercise gender bias for major decision-making roles.

However, I would be remiss to overlook the shift towards gender neutrality within this industry as women have stepped into the roles that were once dominated by their male counterparts.

Although I don’t believe there should be a ceiling for anyone, women have been causing cracks for a few years now. The path may be more onerous for women but it will inevitably shatter.

What are the key changes this industry needs in order to make workplaces gender-neutral, safe, and nurturing?

  • Stringent policies to protect the interests of women and men alike
  • Gender balance & equal employment opportunities
  • Getting rid of gender pay gaps.

One Superpower you wish you had?

The ability to read someone’s mind!

The ‘Superwomen’ you diligently follow and who inspired you…

There are so many women I follow, there is much to learn from all.

I think any woman who has proved that “anything is possible” is enough to inspire each of us. 

If I had to pick one it would definitely be my mom. I am nothing without her & her support.

 One tip to women out there attempting to scale heights..

You can do anything you aspire; no dream is ever too big. You can be whoever you want, whenever you want. Don’t underestimate yourself.