Dr. Kiran Bedi delivers a talk on leadership at TimesPro & launches the TimesPro scholr. Bedi also launched key TimesPro initiatives including a Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) offering and a Workplace Mental Health report 

Mumbai : Dr. Kiran Bedi, retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and former Lt. Governor, Puducherry, delivered an enriching and engaging talk at TimesPro on ‘Leading better at workplaces’. Taking a leaf from her recently published book, Fearless Governance, Dr. Bedi shared actionable anecdotes from her time in uniform and imparted invaluable insights in leadership that she learnt during her time in her administrative role in Puducherry. 

Dr. Bedi also announced the launch of three key initiatives which are, the TimesPro Scholarship, ‘Equify’ - TimesPro’s latest offering in POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) & DE&I (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and the TimesPro Mental Health at Workplace India Report 2022.  

The scholarships, worth Rs 2 crores, are for meritorious individuals from low-income backgrounds, giving the Indian youth an opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations. This scholarship programme will support 400+ learners, per year, with TimesPro’s early career programmes offered across BFSI, e-Commerce, and technology sectors and will also assist them with placement opportunities. The India Vision Foundation and Navjyoti India Foundation, both NGOs founded by Dr. Kiran Bedi, will collaborate with TimesPro to recommend meritorious candidates for the scholarship. 

Understanding the needs of today’s corporate ecosystem, TimesPro launched ‘Equify’, a bouquet of consulting & training solutions to transform an organisation’s work culture with interventions on POSH, DE&I and mental health. 

The event also saw the launch of the TimesPro Workplace Mental Health India 2022 Report that highlights the need for empathy at workplaces and reaffirms the significance of mental well-being and emotional intelligence at work. The report is based on the 2022 Workplace Mental Health Survey by TimesPro, administered to participants from different work sectors such as IT, Consulting, BFSI and Education. 

Speaking at the announcement, Anish Srikrishna, CEO, TimesPro, said, “As a Higher Edtech brand, our goal is to continue to make excellence in education accessible and affordable, transcending barriers in a country like India. In this regard, we are proud to announce the TimesPro scholarship for deserving candidates to aid their early career education. This TimesPro scholarship is our way of giving back to society by creating meaningful opportunities for these learners to achieve their career aspirations. Today, we also announce two special initiatives to positively impact workplace culture in India and who better than Dr. Bedi, who has been instrumental in India’s social journey, to share her insights on leadership and be present with us as we take this stride forward.” 

Dr. Kiran Bedi, Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer and Former Lt. Governor, Puducherry, said, “The haves must provide for the have-nots to prepare India for its 2047 goal. Every youth has to be empowered by industries, business sectors, and various government authorities to achieve our global ambitions and build a skilled India. I’m highly appreciative of TimesPro for taking the initiative towards creating a better workplace and providing employable skills to our youth.” 

TimesPro, established in 2013, is a leading Higher EdTech platform dedicated to empowering the career growth of aspiring learners by equipping them with skills to rise in a competitive world. TimesPro’s H.EdTech programmes are created to meet the rapidly changing industry requirements and have been blended with technology to make them accessible & affordable. TimesPro offers a variety of created and curated learning programmes across a range of categories, industries, and age groups. They include employment-oriented early career programmes across BFSI, e-Commerce, and technology sectors; executive education for working professionals in collaboration with premier educational institutions like IIMs and IITs; and organisational learning and development interventions at the corporate level.  

TimesPro also collaborates with India’s leading MNCs across varied sectors to provide upskilling and reskilling solutions to boost employability and create a robust workforce. TimesPro is a Higher EdTech initiative by the Times of India Group.

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