“I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights?”�€” The Dalai Lama
Women’s issues, women empowerment, feminism have all become the latest buzzwords. But this does not necessarily mean they are understood by people who have an opinion, whether negative or positive, on the subject.
What does it mean to be a feminist? A few everyday examples:
A man in the office: “I was travelling in the general compartment of the Mumbai Local. It was peak hour and there were 4 people sitting on the bench. I was sitting 2nd from the window and a woman was sitting on the aisle seat. She was the 4th person and so the crowd kept banging into her. She looked uncomfortable so I gave her my seat. When she was getting off, she said thank-you. Made me feel I had done something right.”
A woman in Delhi: “It was late and I was waiting for an auto. Many had refused to go because it was such a short distance. By 8.30 pm I was in full blown panic. I was new to the city and had heard all the horror stories. This one auto almost refused but then he decided to take me. Throughout the ride, he kept telling me not to panic because he could see I was worried. I didn’t think anything of it but once I was safely home, I was very grateful; not only for his service but also for his words.”
Feminism, to the uninitiated, may mean male-bashing, man-hating, etc. You may not be completely wrong since that is how it has recently been portrayed. But in its ‘purest’ form, feminism does not mean female dominance or female superiority; in its purest form, it simply means equality.
The 21st century man does not need to take very gallant steps to join the ranks of people fighting to make equality a reality. Simple, everyday steps of mutual respect and harmony areall that is needed.
It is this kind of gender Sensitisation that Complykaro seeks to promote in Organisations. Our focus is not to put a man down in order to accommodate a woman. Our focus is not to take-away men’s rights in order to serve women’s rights. Our focus here is to sensitise men to champion women’s causes. Our focus is to promote equality, where both men and women can work together in a conducive environment.
Ashish Singhania (Co-Founder & Director)
Credited with 25 years of experience, this astute businessman passionately promotes what he believes in: workplace safety which in turn helps employees get more productive. A commerce graduate of Sydenham College, his background in finance has helped him scale heights in stocks and real estate and made him a well-known industrialist, today. But after having achieved astounding success in the financial market and real estate business, he did not want to rest on his laurels. He always had a strong desire to do something for society and he could forsee the importance of compliance and the safety of women at the workplace. Being a man with deep rooted values at heart he decided to partner the cause and help bring about a change.
Prem Rajani (Co-Founder)
Prem Rajani is the Managing Partner of Rajani Associates a full service national law firm, with experience spanning over two decades. Having passed his LL.B. examination from Government Law College, Mumbai in May 1990, he went on to then pass the Solicitors examination conducted by the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in March 1992 and later the Solicitors examination conducted by the Law Society, London, in April 1994.
Mr Rajani had the opportunity to handle numerous matters relating to Foreign Exchange Laws along with FDI Policy which was introduced in India in 1991 and also saw the advent and evolvement of FEMA and was likewise involved in numerous matters on FEMA with the gradual opening up of various sectors, he continued to gain knowledge in each of them and build on his expertise. Today, Prem Rajani is an expert on many laws and uses this expertise in structuring deals and finding solutions to complex situations. A client is never unsatisfied after meeting Prem Rajani
Although Prem Rajani created a niche for himself in corporate practice, he has also honed his skills in specialised fields such as conveyance and litigation. This diverse enrichment in various categories, has helped him evolve into a towering personality, in his field.
Sangeeta Lakhi (Co-Founder)
Sangeeta Lakhi is a Senior Partner with Rajani Associates and has been instrumental in the Firm’s development and growth. She passed her LL.B. examination in 1993 and carries with her vast and varied experience spanning 21 years. Sangeeta Lakhi heads the International Capital Markets as well as the Banking & Finance Practice of the firm. She also advises clients in General Company Law, Exchange Control and SEBI corporate matters.
Neha Kedia (VP & PoSH ICC Member)
Neha is an External Member of the Internal Complaints Committees of multinational companies, listed companies, associations and various other companies. Neha has a deep understanding of the PoSH law with more than 5 years of relevant experience to conduct a neutral, unbiased, fair and time bound redressal of sexual harassment complaints at the workplace.
Neha is very passionate about women’s rights and is a huge advocate for equality at the workplace. Neha is a Commerce graduate from Sydenham College, Mumbai and has completed her Post Graduation Certificate course in Human Rights from Government Law College & Hurt Foundation, Mumbai.
Neha as over the past 15 years gained significant experience in customer relationships and networking while heading the Personal Travel division at Ramniranjan Kedia Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. Neha is a keen student of human nature and excels in client interaction and retention. Neha has been known to drive her teams to achieve targets and aptly service demanding client requirements and currently looks after network building and crystallizing marketing strategies for Complykaro, an idea she has been part of since it’s inception.
Manoj Sharma (Vice President-Client Servicing)
Manoj has over 22 years of work experience in sales & operations. He commenced his career with Eureka Forbes Ltd in Direct Sales and has worked in senior capacity in various companies including Ion Exchange (India) Ltd where he was Regional Sales Manager – Direct & Institutional Sales in their Consumer Products Division. Manoj is a Graduate from University of Mumbai. His last assignment was with the leading NGO, Yuva Parivartan, a movement of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association wherein he was Head – Operations for Mumbai, Gujarat & North Indian States.
Rishab Bhuwalka (Relationship Manager)
Rishab is the single point of contact from Complykaro for various associations. Rishab works towards increasing the visibility and brand value of Complykaro by playing a vital role in planning and executing both online and offline marketing strategies and managing Complykaro’s social media platforms. Rishab manages the end-to-end development of online training modules on various subjects relating to compliance and ethical business practices to increase Complykaro’s bouquet of services. Rishab is also responsible for client on-boarding, client support and operations. Rishab is an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) Member of Complykaro’s ICC.
Mr. Vishal Kedia (Founder & Director)
Areas of Expertise:
Eloquent orator about sexual harassment of women at workplace, its organizational ramifications,and preventive measures.
Acclaimed PoSH and Code of Conduct trainer.
Subject Matter Expert on corporate compliance.
Avid reader regarding compliance issues and court judgements to be abreast with the latest
Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), Sydenham College
Master of Business Administration (MBA), National University of Singapore
Diploma, Business Finance, ICFAI, Hyderabad
Being a fierce entrepreneur, an acknowledged speaker about harassment of women at workplace and a reputable PoSH trainer, Mr. Vishal Kedia actively helps companies function smoothly by creating a compliant workplace for them.
He has trained over 40,000 Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) members, numerous corporate leaders & their employees across industries and lawyers of prestigious law-firms through his classroom seminars for PoSH training.
Adding to his roaring success, Mr. Vishal Kedia has won “101 Top Global Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Award” at 27th World HRD Congress, “Global Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award” at 25th World HRD Congress and “The Leading CEO of the Year Award” at the 6th Annual Greentech HR Awards.
He has been a compelling speaker on the prevention and corporate consequences of sexual harassment of women at the workplace and the PoSH Act at various esteemed public events organised by NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies), ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India), ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), PHDCCI (PhD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) among others. Mr. Vishal Kedia is also a celebrated member of the prestigious HRD Network.
By the virtue of his tremendous compliance expertise beyond just the PoSH Act, Mr. Vishal Kedia has conducted several training seminars for Whistleblower Committee Members of distinguished corporates for undertaking potent investigation pertaining to the violation of the code of conduct.
Moreover, he has contributed to a number of notable publications:
“Vishal is very engaging facilitator, use of case study, live media example, court judgements were the key highlight of session. Thank You”
Reliance Industries, Ltd.
“It was a very good training. Vishal shared a lot of practical scenarios. Overall it was an informative session. Good job!”
IDFC First Bank
“What I was amazed with was not one question was left unanswered or even ambiguous by Vishal. Very clear informative seminar.”
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