About Madhu Jeyakumaran
Madhu believes that the world will be a better place when there is increased representation of women as well as feminine values (empathy, emotional intelligence, vulnerability, inclusion etc) in leadership.
She combines her experience in driving talent and leadership development in organizations, with her expertise as a Transformational Coach, to achieve tangible developmental outcomes for her clients.
Madhu has spoken at various national and international forums to support the cause of women in leadership. Notable ones being her approach note on ‘How to fast-track gender diversity” at the World Diversity & Inclusion Congress (2019) and her keynote on ‘Rising as women leaders’ addressing more than 200 women at the Seven Sisters Festival Melbourne (2019). She authored the book ‘Stride, A woman’s guide to an extraordinary life, career and leadership’ in Jan 2019, to share her story and invite women to step into their potential and stride towards extraordinary standards.
She delivers Executive Programs for leading universities in South Australia. She also regularly contributes to the growth and development of young talent through mentoring and career development workshops.
Prior to creating Think Stride, she worked for large corporate organizations like PwC and HSBC Bank for close to a decade. She managed and led people-transformation projects in the areas of cultural transformation, diversity & inclusion, talent management, and leadership development.
She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and is a Certified behavioural profiler (Extended DISC), Intelligent LeadershipTM Practitioner and a credentialled Meta DynamicsTM Transformational Coach.
Enabling Diversity in workplaces
By adopting the feminine values of empathy, listening, collaborating and sharing, women and men are solving problems, increasing profits, and redefining success in every realm. Research shows that inclusive and gender-balanced leadership teams achieve better business results and have a strategic edge when faced with adversity. The Athena Doctrine, evidences the rise of feminine values in the 21st century and that women, as well as men who think like them, will rule the future.
Yet, there is lack of diversity of thought at leadership levels and significant under-representation of the women in leadership. This needs to change.
Our inclusive approach involves working with both men and women, to instil change. We work with organizations to facilitate inclusive leadership development and enable career advancement for women. We also help talented women accelerate their careers and rise as leaders in the workplace. We achieve this through specialised career/leadership development programs, workshops and executive coaching.