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Episode 16 - Finding What Works for You Women in Labour

    • Society & Culture

As the founder of SHEROES, a women-only social network, Sairee Chahal discusses the many ways in which leveraging shared platforms and community networks can open up the future of work to India's aspirational women.

With special guest Sairee Chahal
Sairee Chahal is Founder and CEO of SHEROES – the world’s largest online ecosystem for women. She is on the Board of Directors of Paytm Payments Bank. The SHEROES Network is home to the SHEROES app; Babygogo, a platform to support young mothers’; Maya, a global reproductive health platform and remote work product MARS. The network has a national and global footprint of 16 million women.
Sairee is a Fellow of the Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a recipient of the Devi Award, Femina Achievers Award, Editor's choice for L'Oreal, Femina Women's Award and Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business, and a Cartier Award Alumni. In 2018, SHEROES was awarded in the "Social & Economic Empowerment" category at the IAMAI Digital Awards.


MORE TO READ.

This 2020 Forbes India article:
https://www.forbesindia.com/article/self-made-women-2020/gig-economy-helps-india039s-women-workers-gain-financial-independence/57945/1

Sairee on jobs of the future:
https://qz.com/india/1800366/sairee-chahal-on-the-jobs-that-will-define-indias-future/

This essay by Dr. Urvashi Aneja of Tandem Research:
https://tandemresearch.org/publications/field-guide-to-the-future-of-work-a-view-from-india

This 2020 ORF commentary:
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/the-future-of-work-embracing-informality-60680/

This 2020 TheWire article:
https://thewire.in/business/covid-19-lockdown-delivery-gig-workers

This 2019 FES report:
http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/indien/15719.pdf

This 2018 ORF Special Report:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/a-new-social-contract-for-the-digital-age-46019/

This 2017 ICRIER report:
http://icrier.org/pdf/Online_Freelancing%20_ICRIER.pdf


MORE TO WATCH.

This 2019 interview with Sairee:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_4F7Mo8_zI

This 2018 interview with Sairee (in Hindi):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ls3AIH22dY

Sairee’s 2012 TEDx talk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNy7wsMuyU

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

As the founder of SHEROES, a women-only social network, Sairee Chahal discusses the many ways in which leveraging shared platforms and community networks can open up the future of work to India's aspirational women.

With special guest Sairee Chahal
Sairee Chahal is Founder and CEO of SHEROES – the world’s largest online ecosystem for women. She is on the Board of Directors of Paytm Payments Bank. The SHEROES Network is home to the SHEROES app; Babygogo, a platform to support young mothers’; Maya, a global reproductive health platform and remote work product MARS. The network has a national and global footprint of 16 million women.
Sairee is a Fellow of the Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is also a recipient of the Devi Award, Femina Achievers Award, Editor's choice for L'Oreal, Femina Women's Award and Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business, and a Cartier Award Alumni. In 2018, SHEROES was awarded in the "Social & Economic Empowerment" category at the IAMAI Digital Awards.


MORE TO READ.

This 2020 Forbes India article:
https://www.forbesindia.com/article/self-made-women-2020/gig-economy-helps-india039s-women-workers-gain-financial-independence/57945/1

Sairee on jobs of the future:
https://qz.com/india/1800366/sairee-chahal-on-the-jobs-that-will-define-indias-future/

This essay by Dr. Urvashi Aneja of Tandem Research:
https://tandemresearch.org/publications/field-guide-to-the-future-of-work-a-view-from-india

This 2020 ORF commentary:
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/the-future-of-work-embracing-informality-60680/

This 2020 TheWire article:
https://thewire.in/business/covid-19-lockdown-delivery-gig-workers

This 2019 FES report:
http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/indien/15719.pdf

This 2018 ORF Special Report:
https://www.orfonline.org/research/a-new-social-contract-for-the-digital-age-46019/

This 2017 ICRIER report:
http://icrier.org/pdf/Online_Freelancing%20_ICRIER.pdf


MORE TO WATCH.

This 2019 interview with Sairee:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_4F7Mo8_zI

This 2018 interview with Sairee (in Hindi):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ls3AIH22dY

Sairee’s 2012 TEDx talk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNy7wsMuyU

A BIG THANKS

Women In Labour is generously supported by a grant from the American Center, New Delhi. All opinions, findings, and conclusions are those of Women In Labour and its hosts only — and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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