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Namrita Jhangiani, based in Mumbai, is on the Global Leadership team of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice, and co-leads the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Practice in India. Previously, she was a leader of the Financial Services Practice in Asia and India, and her experience is rooted in these markets. Namrita advises her clients on issues related to governance, leadership succession, and leadership development.

Helping leaders overcome their personal insecurities and bring their full selves to what they do is deeply rewarding. I am also passionate about creating more inclusive cultures and helping women with potential achieve their career goals.

Before joining Egon Zehnder in 2001, Namrita was a Vice President with eVentures India, a venture capital firm. Earlier, she advised clients at Arthur D. Little and at ANZ Grindlays Bank in Mumbai. Namrita began her career with Bank of America in Mumbai.

Namrita has a BA in economics from St Xavier’s College in Mumbai and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a nonexecutive director on the board of Jai Hind College and a trustee of the Heritage and Environment Protection Association. Namrita is married with two teenage children. Outside of work, she enjoys history, art, antiques, good food and wine, and collecting handwoven saris.

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The Sticky Floor that Holds Women Back

The Sticky Floor that Holds Women Back

We all have a responsibility and role to play in cultivating the next generation of women leaders. Last year, to mark International Women’s Day, we at Egon Zehnder led a unique global dialogue “Leaders and Daughters”, which we are expanding on this year. I invite all leaders to inspire young women to realize their dreams.

Interview with Ela Bhatt

Interview with Ela Bhatt

“How can we live in a world where people go to bed hungry every night? How do we bear it?”

Why India Needs a Female Boardroom Revolution

Why India Needs a Female Boardroom Revolution

Despite India being the second country in the world to have a female head of government, corporate firms have been slow to follow this example.

Livemint – How Women Can Take Charge of Their Own Careers

Livemint – How Women Can Take Charge of Their Own Careers

How can women take control and carve their own path to top leaderships positions, asks Egon Zehnder’s Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in livemint?

Women Need to Help Themselves to Keep Aspirations Alive

Women Need to Help Themselves to Keep Aspirations Alive

What women need to do to take charge of their careers, so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow

Why We Need to Develop Women Leaders of the Future

Why We Need to Develop Women Leaders of the Future

A few steps that organizations and their boards can take to help women achieve their leadership potential and get the representation they deserve

Livemint – Fixing India Inc’s “Leaky Pipeline” of Female Talent

Livemint – Fixing India Inc’s “Leaky Pipeline” of Female Talent

Indian companies still need to do more to promote women leaders, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in livemint.

Livemint – The Business Case for More Women on Boards

Livemint – The Business Case for More Women on Boards

Indian companies desperately need to recruit more women leaders. There is not just an ethical case for more women at the top, there are also solid business benefits argues Egon Zehnder consultant Namrita Shahani Jhangiani in an article for livemint.

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights, experiences, and knowledge – with regard to different markets, consumers, practices, and more.

Do Advisory Boards work, and what makes them effective?

Do Advisory Boards work, and what makes them effective?

An Advisory Board is a body that advises the management of an organization, foundation or corporation. Unlike a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board has no authority to vote on matters, nor does it have any legal or fiduciary responsibility.

India Inc. attempts to redress board gender balance

India Inc. attempts to redress board gender balance

India has recently taken a big step towards redressing the gender balance on boards, reports Bloomberg. Its new Companies Act, passed in August, requires every listed company to have at least one female director within a year.

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