Celebrating Women’s Day through experiential learning activities at Breakthrough




Breakthrough, organized a special Women’s day event “Lean-In circle” participated by women from a number of organizations like VMware, Tesco, William Penn and SAP. The program was based on the book, ‘Lean-In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead’, written by Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook. Some of the key aspects of Lean-In like having a growth mindset, taking initiatives, and the power of peers were brought alive through the experiential learning activities. One of the powerful questions discussed was “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” quoted by Spencer Johnson, also mentioned in the book.


Sharon Andrew, Happiness Evangelist, Happiest Minds and Jayashree Augustine, Executive Assistant to MD, Britannia Industries shared their perspective of the need to Lean-In with the women present. Speaking about the experience at Breakthrough, Ridha Tazeen, Sr. Manager – HR, William Penn said “Apart from the various other reasons that I’m proud to be a woman. I feel blessed today because of this program which was planned for us“.


The vision of Breakthrough is to impact lives. Each part of the program was carefully designed to bring the impact. At the end of the event, the women were encouraged to create and be part of Lean-In circles which are peers groups which meet regularly to share and learn together. There was a surprise offer in-store for the women at the end of the program. Each participant was given one-year of free access to on-line business study materials sponsored by ‘My B-Skool’ which is a Chennai based On-line B-School.