New Delhi: Ms. Revathi Advaithi, CEO, Flex, participated in a fireside chat session hosted by the Indian School of Business (ISB) with the theme “Global women leaders and their contribution in shaping the next generation of the industry and the workforce,” moderated by Mahua Mukherjee, ISBPGPMAX alum and Co-Founder, The Star in Me. This virtual session was a part of the ISB PGPMAX Speaker series where Global Business Leaders address the ISB community.
In this fireside chat, Ms. Advaithi shared her personal life experiences, how she navigated important business decisions through the pandemic, and what it was like leading a $24 Billion global manufacturing company. The discussion also touched upon manufacturing and the possible transformative innovations lying in store for the industry and emphasized being an advocate for building up inclusive and diverse workplaces.
Ms. Advaithi also spoke about her toughest career decisions and highlighted the importance of aligning the company with core values to “do the right thing always.”
Some of the key takeaways from for future business leaders are to:
• Do the right things always
• Meet your commitments and deliver results on a consistent basis
• Don’t be afraid to take risks and learn to deal with ambiguity
• Sponsor others as you move up in your career
Her advice for woman leaders was to chart out their own path, take risks, build their network, and surround themselves with people who will believe in them and give them the right opportunities to succeed.
The session was attended by the students and members of the ISB community.
A video of the fireside chat is available at: https://youtu.be/8uI6FZNbOdQ