30 Women in Power by Naina Lal Kidwai30 Women in Power carries the inimitable voices of Indian women who have been pioneers and led large organizations - in banking, law, the media, advertising, government services, health care, consulting, the fast-moving consumer goods sector and the not-for-profit space.
In these narratives - told up, close and personal - thirty of Indias greatest women achievers speak of the guiding principles that have held them in good stead, the role models who have anchored them, the childhood influences that have shaped their values and the interests outside the world of work that have revitalized them. Coming from all walks of life, these empowered women discuss their many successes and their dreams for the future. Yet, they also venture to disclose the setbacks that have preceded hard-won conquests, the barriers, psychological or otherwise, that may have held them back at certain points and the compromises theyve had to make to reach the top.
Through these honest and contemplative revelations, thirty women in power answer those questions that confront all working women - from how best to balance the personal and the professional, to how to dismantle gender biases. Equally, the essayists consider seminal issues that concern every committed professional, man or woman: What are the qualities that define a leader? Where does one find a mentor? What are the ingredients in the recipe for success? Edited by business leader extraordinaire Naina Lal Kidwai, this topical and relevant book is a must-read, not only for the lessons it provides but also for the intimate accounts it offers of lives powerfully lived .
Putin was born in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg , 7 October After that, he became president again in and is currently president now. Before all this, Putin worked for the KGB. He originally trained as a lawyer. Putin worked in Dresden , which was part of the former East Germany. He chose to go to Leningrad, which is where he went to university.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian statesman and former intelligence officer serving as President of Russia since , previously holding the position from until He was Prime Minister of Russia from until the beginning of his first presidency in , and again between presidencies from until Take a look below for 30 more interesting and fascinating facts about Vladimir Putin. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the chairman of the ruling United Russia party. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in to enter politics in Saint Petersburg.
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He now considers himself to be a devout member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Putin has said that the KGB targeted him for recruitment even before he graduated in I thought I would be able to use my skills to the best for society. While in Germany, his roles likely included recruiting members for the East German Communist Party and the secret police Stasi , stealing technological secrets, and compromising visiting Westerners. In , he retired from active KGB service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. After his retirement—and the collapse of the Soviet Union—Putin returned to his former university and served for 18 months as the assistant to the rector. While at the school, he reconnected with his former law professors, Anatoly Sobchak, a leader in the first wave of democratic reformers in the Gorbachev years who was elected chairman of the Soviet-era Leningrad council.
Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene for more than a decade, as president and prime minister of the country. Times magazine named him Person of the Year in and Forbes ranked him the world's most powerful man from to - four times in a row. Here are some facts that you may not know about the Russian president. Born on Oct. He shared the fifth-floor walk-up with his parents and two siblings.