What Tata Starbuck’s Female CEO Thinks About #Women in the #Workplace!

starbucks-IndiaInk-blog480Here’s yet another brilliant example of how misogyny is internalized even among the educated, savvy, career-oriented women occupying powerful positions in India!

The CEO of Tata Starbucks Avani Davda, the first female CEO of the company, when asked in an interview about why women form only 15% of Starbucks retail outlet workforce said, “Women need to appreciate that meritocracy cannot be given up for diversity.”

In other words, the reason Tata Starbucks has such few women working in their stores is because the company finds women overwhelmingly incompetent.  Indeed too incompetent to even make coffee in an automatic coffee maker, and pour it into a cup for a customer at one of their stores, or sell them one of their over-priced coffee mugs or coffee packets over the counter.

Then Davda is asked about women’s careers and jobs outside of home and family.  And to that she says (more…)

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My #Video Response to 10 Questions on #India’s #Gendercide of #Women

As founder of The 50 Million Missing Campaign to end female gendercide in India, I was recently sent a list of e-interview questions from college students in Delhi. I respond to these questions in the video below.  The 10 questions I answer are also listed below the video embed.  The video is a bit long (40 minutes) but these are very frequently asked questions and they are important to this issue.  So please watch, and if you have additional questions, do put them in the comment box below. For a shorter 15 min. edited version of the video below CLICK HERE

To watch a video that I presented to the UN in which I explain how more than 50 million women have been exterminated from India click here.

  1. Can female gendercide ever end given how entrenched it is in Indian culture and religion?
  2. Why do parents not give up baby girls for adoption instead of killing them?
  3. What’s the use advocating for the rights of the girl child when we cannot even (more…)
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