Tanmatra – Women In Leadership – Batch 8

Programme Dates Last Date to Apply Programme Fees


Start Date : 24 Jun 2024
End Date : 23 Nov 2024
Early Decision: 15 Apr  2024
Regular Decision: 15 May 2024

 Rs. 5,25,000/-
(Residential, Excluding GST)

IIMB Campus 


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In the contemporary global economy, propelling women into leadership roles is not just a social obligation but also a critical business strategy. Companies that place emphasis on gender diversity throughout their organizational hierarchy, particularly in leadership roles, are poised to enjoy various advantages that enhance their performance, culture, and overall long-term success.

Introduced in October 2016, Tanmatra, meaning “Potential” in Sanskrit, was initiated as a leadership development initiative specifically designed to address the distinctive requirements and obstacles encountered by female leaders within the Indian corporate sector. Functioning as a cross-industry leadership development program, Tanmatra utilizes academic research and practitioner insights to propel the progress of women in the business community. The program’s holistic approach to leadership development is achieved through a blend of specialized content, exposure across diverse industries, and hands-on problem-solving opportunities, fostering comprehensive growth for participants on their leadership path.

Programme Objectives:

  • Provide functional knowledge and leadership skills.
  • Prepare women leaders for top management and board level positions in the corporate sector.
  • Empower high potential women from different sectors to come together on a common platform for continuous knowledge sharing and peer learning.

Key Benefits:

  • Opportunity for high-potential women of your organization to participate in a one-of-a-kind developmental programme, gaining exposure to business concepts, and networking opportunities with established leaders.
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing women in business, and an opportunity for senior leaders to ‘Pay It Forward’.

Programme Directors

Professor Vasanthi Srinivasan is from Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area. At IIM Bangalore, she teaches the core course on Managing People and Performance in Organizations and also offers an elective in Human Resource Management. She has designed and delivered sessions on leadership development and career management on Executive Education Programmes. She was Chair Professor at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for Corporate Responsibility at the HHL Graduate School of Management Leipzig, Germany for the period 2012-13 on deputation. She was also a British Council Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School.
PadminiProfessor Padmini Srinivasan has varied professional interests in teaching, research and consulting in the areas of Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Corporate Governance and Accountability. Prior to joining IIMB, she worked in the industry for more than 14 years in various positions in Treasury, Planning, MIS and Accounting. She is also a special invitee to the Accounting Standards Board of ICAI. Her research interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance and Accountability, Corporate Reporting and Disclosures, Value Relevance of Accounting Numbers and Management Education.
Professor P D Jose, Strategy area, earlier taught at the the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Jose teaches core courses on Strategy and electives on Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprises and Learning From Corporate Failures. He is a visiting faculty at the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. He was earlier a Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, and Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina.

Nomination Criteria

  • Women leaders with at least 15 years and above work experience; high potential, change champions.
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 participants per participating organization (subject to availability of seats).

Programme Content

Programme Structure

  • Leadership advancement and interdisciplinary learning, encompassing evaluations, challenging tasks, diverse exposure, community engagement, and networking opportunities with established leaders within the Indian business community.
  • Exploring Self, Taking Ownership of Careers, and Influencing Business Outcomes are the overarching themes. The approach integrates academic, reflective, and experiential learning methods.
  • Opportunity to concurrently engage in a significant project within the participating organizations in parallel to the programme.

The programme consists of 3 Modules:

  • Module 1: Personal Leadership
  • Module 2: Functional Leadership
  • Module 3: Strategic Leadership

Programme Schedule & Payment Schedule

Programme Schedule

Payment Schedule

How To Apply for the Programme

You are required to upload your Resume and Graduation Certificate in the online application portal.

For any queries related to the programme, please contact Ms. Mohsina Jabeen on Phone no. +91-80-28993563; +91-78999 91516 or Email ID at mohsina.eep@iimb.ac.in

Contact Us

Ms. Aditi Chaturvedi
Landline No.: +91-80-26993380
Mobile No. +91-89512 81611
Email: aditi.chaturvedi@iimb.ac.in

Award of Certificate

A part time programme certificate of completion will be awarded by IIMB to participants upon successful completion of the programme and satisfying programme requirements.

IIMB EEP Alumni Membership

The participants become IIMB EEP alumni on successful completion of the programme and thereby gain access to the alumni network across various industry sectors.


  • Tanmatra was great in helping me connect with other women who are like me or have overcome some of the challenges I face. It has helped me to focus on what I need to do professionally, mentally and physically to progress in my career, while balancing life’s priorities.

    Manasa Pamaraj - Sr HR Leader (Amazon)
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  • Tanmatra has built a fantastic network whom we can reach out to for any professional or even personal advice and bouncing off of ideas.

    Poori Daxini - Executive Director ( J P Morgan)
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  • Tanmatra has highlighted the need to step back and see yourself as a leader. It took Tanmatra to make me realize I am not just a champion but a brand ambassador. This made me become more conscious of myself and the impact that my interactions have with other women not just in my organization but also my ecosystem.

    Lata Singh - Executive Director ( IBM Partner Ecosystem)
  • Tanmatra made me realize that I am not alone in this journey and made me a very confident person that translated into higher visibility and career progression across my organization.

    Shikha Ganapthy - Director - Strategy and Planning (Dell EMC)
  • Tanmatra has been an enriching experience for me from multiple perspectives. The learning across various faculties, networking with other women leaders and insightful discussions with professors made it a worthwhile experience, something that I would cherish!

    Shayamala Popuri - Executive Director ( J P Morgan)
  • After two decades in the workforce, I felt like I needed a chance to step back, assess my career, and figure out my next steps. That’s when I discovered Tanmatra from IIMB website. The program absolutely delivered on its promises. It provided a space for me to continuously learn, connect with a supportive network of peers, and develop a stronger desire to give back – to truly “pay it forward.”

    Shallu Bansal - Sr Finance Manager - Sourcing ( GE Healthcare)
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