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Dr. Sumita Datta

Dr. Sumita Datta is Head - Women Leadership Program and Associate Professor of Organization Behavior & HRM at SPJIMR (S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research), Mumbai. A Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur (1992) with academic Concentration in Organization Behavior, she received her PhD. from IIT Bombay in 2010. Prior to joining academics in 2009, Dr. Datta has had full time corporate experience of more than 15 years since 1992 in companies such as Eveready Industries, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Siemens. Since 2005, she has been actively engaged in consulting medium and large sized organizations primarily in the areas of organizational change and development, performance management, corporate restructuring, talent management, learning & leadership development. She was a part of the core team to conceptualise and start a full time Management Programme at SPJIMR for returning women. In her academic role at SPJIMR, apart from teaching Organization Behavior, Dr. Datta has been actively engaged in teaching organizational and leadership processes in the Family Managed Business program for their continuity and growth. With special interest in enriching the role of women in the workplace, she is engaged in building learning platforms for women to enable their leadership development. Dr. Datta has published several scholarly articles in refereed journals as well as International Conference Proceedings. Her research paper on Talent Development Climate, got acclaimed in the Best Paper Award (2012) category by the Academy of Management, Boston USA.

Latest Articles By Dr. Sumita Datta

To Have Or Not To Have A Career: A Woman's Dilemma

Dr. Sumita Datta

Organizational leaders need to play the role of mentor to women in early and mid careers to facilitate their continuity in the leadership pipeline and help them realize their true potential

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