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Interview with Kamal Singh on Women Executives

July 2007 - By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

I think women make excellent managers, as they learn early in life to balance several resources for success, for example, time, ideas, finance and relationships. But there haven't been enough role models to emulate.
— Kamal Singh
Effective executive interview with Kamal Singh on Women Executives

Kamal Singh formerly worked with the British Council as Head, Governance & Social Justice, India. She was awarded an "MBE" by the UK government in 2002 for her work in women's empowerment. Kamal is very interested in issues of equality, diversity, law and justice

She is a result-oriented team leader with excellent skills in project/training design and management, contract negotiation and management, strategic planning, networking and relationships building.

She has extensive experience in developing partnerships with key influencers and decision-makers in central/state governments, institutions, academics and NGOs in India. She has also worked for several international agencies in the fields of women's rights, child rights, governance, social justice and corporate social responsibility. Kamal Singh possesses good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and has extensive experience in financial management, systems and project monitoring.

She has a commendable track record of growing the reputation of both British Council and UK with a range of partners and clients like UK's Department for International Development, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, European Union, Ford Foundation and UNDP (through Department of Administrative Reforms).

Singh co-edited Development of Micro enterprises by Women, a collection of case studies and papers presented at the Regional Workshop on Micro enterprises by women, organized by the British Council jointly with IIM Ahmedabad in 1992. She designed Perceptions on Gender, a British Council publication of the creative poster competition and She too can build and mould the nation, a training manual for elected women councillors in Punjab. She has also compiled project documentation of HumanRights and Prisons Management and Counselling skills for agents of social change, with key learning materials. Singh has written several articles relating to gender issues in British Council in-house publications, such as The Network Newsletter.

She can also be reached at

Useful for Understanding of:

  • Role of Society
  • Role of leaders
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Women Entrepreneurship.
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2007-07-09-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0077
Year and Month of Publication July 2007
Keywords Kamal Singh, Role of Society, Role of leaders, Gender Discrimination, Woman Entrepreneurship

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