“It’s easier to approach a woman leader with a personal request or a sensitive question. They care about their team and their wellbeing which includes their performance at work and their work-life balance. I also find women more proactive in becoming mentors, and sometimes it’s already such an open and communicative relationship that the transition to mentorship is easy”

Though her parents wanted her to become a doctor, Basanti Pradhan, CEO of Batika Nepal, always aspired to own a business. She relates that to placate her parents she did study microbiology but her cal

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“Life is like a dew drop on the grass. When on the grass, it adds to the beauty of nature. Even when it ends, it either quenches the thirst of the birds or dissolves in the earth giving it moisture and reason to sustain life. I wish my life to be like a dew drop on the grass”

The Global Teacher Award aims to actively reach out to all corners of the world and identifies and recognises exceptional teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession. This a

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