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Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
Parenting can be one of those challenges in life that never has any right answers. How do you enable another person to live up to their full potential in a healthy way while being mindful of their individuality and personality as well as taking care of yourself? Some have called it the ultimate crash course in adulting.
A large number of us have come to understand equity, equality and feminism later in life and are finding ways to live them now, including in the way we speak and work with our children.
What does feminist parenting look like? We seek answers in this three-part podcast series of BIC Talks. In this mini-series, we have Educator and Head of CSR, DXC India, Gauri Bhure Roy, and Tena Pick, Social Impact Consultant and Founder of Project Kal, taking us through the journey of feminist parenting. Gauri and Tena are co-founders of the feminist parenting collective, Parenthesis India.
Gauri Bhure Roy
Gauri Bhure Roy heads Corporate Social Responsibility for DXC India and is the co-founder of the feminist parenting collective Parenthesis India. She has 17 years of experience in education, gender and social justice and is passionate about developing just systems and compassionate young people. She has worked as a director, consultant, counsellor, teacher and teacher trainer across India, UK, Germany and China.
Gauri is the former Head for the United World Colleges Committee of India and served as its Asia-Pacific representative on the UWC Council. She worked with the Tibetan Government-in-Exile to set up the UWC Refugee Scholarship program in India. Gauri has been an advisor and consultant at UNICEF, The Drama School of Mumbai and Institute of Development Studies, UK. She trained teachers in building inclusive classrooms in conflict zones in the country as a consultant for UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development. She was also the founding director for The Foundation, an NGO focused on education and social justice and a copyeditor for The Times of India. Gauri is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and a meditation practitioner.
Tena is a social impact consultant passionate about women empowerment, community development and social impact measurement. She is based in India with extensive experience in the Middle East, Caribbean, Africa and South and Southeast Asia. She is the Founder of Project Kal, a gender leadership academy focusing on dismantling toxic masculinity patterns in India. Project Kal works in prevention of gender-based violence by proactively and intentionally engaging men in the greater conversations around equality. Project Kal’s clients include schools, corporates, universities and social enterprises around India. Project Kal also focuses on policy advisory and thought leadership in the gender and development space. Tena is also co-founder of Parenthesis, a feminist parenting platform.
Tena has worked globally on projects relating to gender, human rights and gender mainstreaming. She has consulted a number of organizations on how to apply a gender lens to their development and education projects. Her personal research has focused on the areas of feminization of poverty and effects of post-colonial feminism on development policies in South India. Tena has published articles and podcast interviews on the issues of culture, patriarchy and gender, with a focus on India and the Middle East.