Create leaders, not women or men leaders, says BYJU’s co-founder Divya Gokulnath

While the impediments to greater participation of women in economic growth have been a topic of intense discussion the world over,  BYJU’s co-founder Divya Gokulnath feels entrepreneurship and leadership are gender-neutral. The only way one can build a diverse and equal workforce is by simply focusing on creating leaders — not women or men leaders.

“For us at BYJU’S, diversity is inextricably related to our innovation strategy. We strongly believe that diverse teams have higher growth and pace of innovation. If a company has a good representation of women since inception and in strong leadership positions, the balance is usually in place throughout the organisation. This has been a result of a conscious effort to hire without bias,” said Gokulnath, in an interview for DealStreetAsia’s inaugural report – Female Founders in India 2021 – on the gender funding gap in India.

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