Who We Are

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Throughout our careers in publishing & tech across the US, UK & India – one fact was inescapable – the glaring gender diversity gap in leadership positions across companies. True, there were some standout successes – but nearly not enough. Given that women form 70 to 80% of spending power globally, very few women actually exist in positions of power and influence. We wanted to disrupt the power base and that’s how Talking Cranes was formed.

So, here's what we do at Talking Cranes:

  • Show the next generation how to take deliberate charge of their careers.
  • Show organizations how to provide a supportive environment for diversity to succeed.
  • Our aim is to help build new power bases of influence and trust in multicultural workforces everywhere.

                                            Aneeta Madhavan & Hyma Menath, Co-Founders.

Our Philosophy

Why Women Specific Programs?

We often get asked this question. Here's why:

In most work environments women are a minority. They face challenges in a work environment that has developed organically to suit men and provide programs that address men-specific skills. So, to balance that out women need tools to galvanize their self-confidence, demand opportunities and make sure that their voice is heard. Our Leadership Development Program does just that.

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Inclusivity is Important

Here's why.

Empowering women on its own isn't enough. For success, organizations need a cultural transformation to ensure that people regardless of age, gender and ethnicity, have an environment in which they can thrive. Our Inclusive Leadership Program does that.

The Talking Cranes Solution

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UpTrack


Build a pipeline of high potential leaders.
Our smart workshops & data driven insights make it easy to increase engagement, retain diverse talent
and build leaders.

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TC Talent Track


Expand your leadership pipeline.
Create professional women networks, seed leadership concepts and build a workforce of women who feel valued, and aspire professionally & personally.
TC Talent Track features Masterclasses, Workshops & Discussion Panels delivered by industry experts.

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Inclusive Leadership Programs for Managers (Mixed Gender)

Build inclusive, high performing teams.
Using a conceptual framework and practical skills, participants learn to manage diversity in a team, foster an innovative culture and structure their teams
to thrive in the current economy.

The Team

Aneeta Madhavan

Aneeta Madhavan

Co-Founder

Aneeta has 30+ years in sales & marketing Building new businesses from ground up in India, US & the UK.

Hyma Menath

Hyma Menath

Co-Founder

Hyma has 25 +years in Content Solutions, Sales, Media Tech, global business experience, & building new business solutions in the UK & US.

Anjana Nagarajan

Anjana Nagarajan

Community Director

Anjana has 10 + years’ experience in educational non-profits, community building, networking and content development.

Our Partners

Mona Sabet

Mona Sabet

Coach & Partner

Mona is an entrepreneur, attorney & diversity advocate with 20+ years in business & technology.

Matt Abrahams

Matt Abrahams

Coach & Partner

Matt is an entrepreneur, educator & coach with 20+ years in business & professional communications.

Michael Nicholas

Michael Nicholas

Coach & Partner

Mike is an entrepreneur, author, corporate trainer & coach with 25+ years in leadership development specializing in emotional intelligence.

Lisa Akkeson

Lisa Akkeson

Coach & Partner

Lisa is a voice, language and communication skills trainer with 20+ years in the corporate and public sector.