The last ten months at SCoRe has been an exciting self-discovery for all of us. As the COVID 19 pandemic has made our lives virtual, so SCoRe decided to organize #PRSchoolFest online through commencement address by the industry experts as we have reached at the end of our course.
The second commencement address was done by Shereen Bhan, the Managing Editor of CNBC TV 18. She addressed all of us wishing us more power to do the best in our career. She has given her valuable advice and today, I am going to write about what we learnt from her.
She shared her views on how she thinks as a woman leader about millions of women who don’t have the privilege of making their own choices in life. We should be supportive; we should be empathetic because it’s not so easy for millions of women to live their lives as they want. Then she shared her leadership experience at CNBC and how she ensures that their company respects the decision or choices of women that they have to make in their course of life. And not only for women, as the leader of her company, she ensures that all her employees get the same treatment, they get what they deserve. Even during the pandemic, she has not done work from home just because as a leader of her organization, she needs to stand together with her team in all odds. She said that she can’t expect people go out for work if she is not showing the way and as a company, CNBC has never forced its employee to go out for work during this critical time. She respects this independent culture of her company which values the lives and emotions of their employees.
After sharing her experiences and talking about the internal communication during this pandemic in her organization, she took questions from us and answered those giving examples of her life, her work experience and shared her opinion regarding the context of those questions. She talked about what her younger colleagues teaches her to be tech-savvy to cope up with today’s digitally active, social-media savvy world. She talked about how to deal with fake news. She shared how she manages the various challenges in her everyday busy work life. She talked about how their (CNBC’s) digital presence is extending and how they are trying to stand out as a media organization.
The session ended with a positive note. She wished us all the best for our career and we thanked her for taking time out from her busy schedule and share her learning with us. It was an incredibly insightful and engaging session.
– Chandrayee Mukherjee
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Chandrayee Mukherjee is a part of the Class of 2020 of PG Programme in PR and Corporate Communications at SCoRe, Mumbai. She completed her winter internship with Genesis BCW She is from Konnagar.
She did her Bachelors in English literature and language from Asutosh College, Kolkata. A small town-girl with so many dreams in her eyes, travel enthusiast, foodie, pluviophile, music-lover, nature-lover, feminist, and an Aspiring PR professional. She loves Reading fiction, Writing poems and blogs, Singing.