Genpact has named Meena Wilson as the Executive Director, Genpact Center for Women’s Leadership.
Meena holds a Ph.D. in adult and organizational development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is the author of several book chapters and the book Developing Tomorrows’ Leaders Today: Insights from Corporate India (Wiley, 2010). She has served as Senior Enterprise Associate for the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Singapore and in India.
A dedicated and versatile professional, Meena is a 23-year veteran of CCL where her work focused on women’s career advancement and helping organizations to use workplace experiences to strengthen their talent pipeline.
With a vision to drive gender-inclusive growth that empowers and promotes women’s leadership across sectors in the country, Genpact and Ashoka University partnered to launch the “Genpact Center for Women’s Leadership” (GCWL) in March 2015.
This first-of-its-kind industry-academia partnership is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort to drive gender-inclusive growth with a vision to create a balanced distribution of income, resources and decision making powers across sectors.
GCWL focuses on carrying out research, establishing thought leadership and conducting proactive advocacy to help create contemporary laws and policies that promote equality and women’s leadership. It will co-create a networking platform for all stakeholders working on issues of women’s empowerment. The Center also conducts courses, training and mentorship programs to develop and enhance leadership skills. It aims to create a knowledge bank which will help establish premium standards in leadership development and add to the next generation of women leaders from India.
Speaking of this appointment, Sasha Sanyal, Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Genpact said, “With her extensive global experience she brings in great insights which will add significant value to the way the Center scales up and delivers.”