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The panel on Women in the Corporate World saw a fascinating discussion with panelists Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group; and Priya Paul, Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels; moderator Peden Doma Bhutia, Editor, ET TravelWorld at the second ET Global Townhall Business Leadership Symposium on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Informing that women leadership in the corporate space was an evolving situation and indicating that the sector just had 19 percent women leaders, Dr Reddy said, “When I look at leadership in healthcare, I think that me and my three sisters were particularly blessed. I would say we worked very hard for it, but because my father (Dr Prathap C Reddy, the founder of Apollo) encouraged and put us in the company to look at it not as a job, but as a passion. If I look at healthcare per se, it is truly one of the most absorbing of women and adaptive because interestingly, in India, we have a very high ratio of female doctors. We have an extremely high ratio of female nurses. So the environment itself is very women friendly. At Apollo, about 62 percent of our staff are women.”

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