Coast women rights activist Betty Sharon wins global award


Betty Sharon from the Collaboration of Women in Development receiving the Woman Super Achiever Award in Mumbai, India. PHOTO/COURTESY


The Executive Director of Collaboration of Women in Development, Ms Betty Sharon, is the 2020 winner of the Woman Super Achiever Award given by the World HRD Congress.

Ms Sharon received her award in Mumbai, India during the joint 29th edition of the World HRD Congress and World CSR Day. Her organization Collaboration of Women in Development also won the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Excellence Leadership award.

“I have also been invited and accepted to join the advisory council of World CSR 2021,” she said.

Ms Sharon’s Collaboration of Women in Development has been spearheading activities related to women and the girl-child through awareness and education campaigns in Coast region for more than 15 years now.

The World HRD Congress awards celebrates best human resource and corporate social responsibility practices in the corporate arena around the world.

The founder of World CSR Day and World Sustainability that organisers both the World HRD Congress and World CSR Day, Dr R. Bhatia, said the two events were a huge success.

Betty Sharon and other winners display their certificates. PHOTO/COURTESY

“Newer elements introduced last year such as HR Tech; Diversity and Inclusion or women leaders in HR were well appreciated,” he said.

Dr Bhatia said encouraged by the super success of the World HRD Congress they are now gearing up for the 2021 Edition of World HRD Congress in its 29th Year.

“It’s going to be a lot of hard work. Like they say when ambition soars nothing can stop it !!,” he said.

Dr Bhatia said he was ambitious to make the 2021 edition far more bigger and conceptually stronger.

“I strongly believe that when elements such as trust at work; passion at work; agility at work are in place then the organisation is futuristic in its approach and of course element such as technology will shape the future,” he noted.

He added that they were going to experiment with newer ideas in the 2021 edition and this will determine the shape of things to come adding that being prepared for the future is a good thing and it helps to anticipate and lead ahead.

Betty Sharon with the founder of World CSR Day and World Sustainability, Dr R. Bhatia during the awards ceremony in Mumbai, India. PHOTO/COURTESY

“Giving is important element of our lives, more so for HR leaders to set an example along with their peers within the organisation to give : to give their best – to give their time to juniors to mentor them – coach them and guide them to a future,” he said.

Dr Bhatia said organisations must build their future by building “Purpose” to their vision statements; to the mission of the organisation and to the value that they can derive by building a purpose to their approach.

“This will improve organisational effectiveness and in turn build a conscience driven company,” he observed.

He added that leaders in conscience driven companies lead more effectively into building trust and resilience and this makes the organisation more agile and improves its competitive ability.

“When competitive ability improves – the organisation is more ready to build future leaders and these leaders “rock” the workplace and make it affable with teams,” he stressed.

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