New Delhi, India

Working under Jaba was like meeting new challenges and discovering yourself all over again. All assignments were totally left to us and we got help only when we asked for it. While we did not like it sometime but in the process, I learnt to handle complex issues successfully and independently. I realised the value of this leadership style instead of being spoon-fed much later in my career when I saw my colleagues finding it difficult to handle situations until each step was conveyed to them, while I had learnt to find solutions creatively on my own.  I also admire her for her grit to live life … I would perhaps think 10 times before joining a dance troupe and giving a stage performance with students almost half my age, while she dared to do so just for fun. She is one person whom I have always looked up to whenever I needed any advice in my life.

Rashmi Manek, Communications Professional