I am grateful for being selected for ACTO coaching scholarship. This scholarship is a nudge and will serve as a fuel towards my journey of making the lives of women in my country better.
I come from one of the world’s largest economy, India. As a result of rapid economic growth, the job markets usually become hyper-competitive and thereby leading to a lack of mental well-being for employees. I come from the banking sector and have experienced the stress first-hand.
In India, not only is the economy growing, but society is also evolving. While in previous times, women mostly took household responsibilities, now they are educated better and are often seen breaking the glass ceiling. However, this development has come at a cost. Even though women have taken responsibilities outside of the household, they still seem grappling with family, children and house management. Hence, they experience more stress, anxiety and even show signs of mild depression, especially in the metropolitan cities.
I want to use my training to create more awareness around mental health at workplaces. I would also offer pro-bono coaching to women in the middle and lower management working in the banking sector of India. I envision making an impact in society by working towards removing the taboo surrounding mental health. Hopefully, my small steps will inspire others and together we would create a mentally healthier India!
Thank you ACTO for your contribution to my journey.