Neha Dass

Neha Dass, WomenLift Health Facilitator, India

Neha Dass

Facilitator, India, WomenLift Health

Neha is an experienced professional with a career spanning over two decades in the domains of Leadership Development, Learning and Development, and Talent Management. Her expertise has been honed through significant contributions to reputed IT MNCs, Media Houses, and the Healthcare sector, where she has implemented comprehensive initiatives to fortify leadership pipelines and nurture high-potential and other talent pools. Armed with an MBA specializing in Human Resources and Organization Behavior, Neha possesses a diverse skill set that includes being a psychometric practitioner, an image consultant, and a storyteller. Her key skills encompass Capability Building, Talent Management, Leadership Profiling, Training Needs Identification, Learning and Development, Content Development, OD Interventions, Culture Change Initiatives, and Image Consulting. Neha's career journey exemplifies her dedication to continuous learning, talent development, and organizational effectiveness, making her a valuable asset in the field of Leadership and Talent Management.

All Sessions by Neha Dass

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Navigating Workplace Politics

Led by: WomenLift Health.

Developing political competence is an essential leadership skill. Being politically savvy or skilled informs our ability to leverage our influence to advance our own goals, as well as those of our teams and our organizations. The nature and intensity of workplace politics differs in each context. These politics are dynamic, explicit and implicit, and fundamental to the functioning of organizations. What are politics like in your context?

The negativity often associated with organizational politics creates hurdles to our ability and willingness to embrace them. The fact is that politics are natural. It would be naïve to deny that organizational politics can be potentially destructive, yet when leveraged strategically and effectively they advance our leadership efforts.

This session will help you reflect on and potentially reframe your relationship with organizational politics. The objectives of this session are to unpack what organizational politics actually are, to acknowledge that they can be burdensome, to recognize their value, and develop your ability to navigate them. Develop and refine politically savvy mindsets and skillsets which will enable you to navigate relationships more naturally and effectively. Join us to explore your political savviness and assess the political landscape in which you lead.

11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Led by: WomenLift Health.

The public and global health workforce is facing a leadership crisis—while women make up 75 percent of the public health workforce they occupy only 25 percent of senior leadership positions. WomenLift Health’s research finds various structural barriers behind this gender gap, including a lack of mentorship, the demands of balancing work and family life, and traditionally patriarchal work cultures which reinforce a systemic lack of self-confidence among women.

Imposter syndrome—commonly defined as a sense of being undeserving of one’s accomplishments or position—often manifests as a lack of confidence and a fear of being “found out” as a fraud. This is a very common experience for women, who often wait for others to see their potential and tend to undersell their contributions relative to their male counterparts. Imposter syndrome, however, is not an innate feeling that women are born with, recent publications argue. It is often the result of facing repeated exclusion and systemic bias.

While there is a need to collectively hold systems accountable, those who experience imposter syndrome also need strategies to counter it. In this interactive session, you will explore how imposter syndrome manifests in thoughts and work behaviors, reflect on your professional experiences and stories, and find key takeaways to lead with more confidence and impact.