Miti Randeri Bakre, HR & OD Advisor to MSMEs, E4 HR Associates has been recognized as Most Promising Women Entrepreneur of the Year - 2023, Ahmedabad in HR Consulting Category by Business Mint
Miti Randeri Bakre is a seasoned HR, POSH, and soft skills professional with nearly 17 years of domain experience in diverse organizations from various sectors. Along with her professional pursuits, Miti is an Executive Committee Member of the NHRDN Ahmedabad Chapter and the national NHRDN Mind Matters initiative.
She mentors, counsels, and coaches aspiring professionals especially women and young adults through transition phases in life! Miti also works with various B-schools as a mentor for their placement and Capstone projects and for the student admission process.
Miti’s expertise lies in HR strategy and Talent Management with focus on OD, PMS, and L&D. She has been actively involved with POSH guidelines ever since the introduction of Vishakha guidelines and has led as also been an integral part of Sexual Harassment redressal committees in all her assignments.
Beginning her career as a Management Trainee at Torrent Group, in a short span of time she became a lead for Group HR, facilitating strategy, policy, and integration along with overseeing HR operations for the Corporate entity of Power business. She then took a break from a full-time career and began her own HR and Soft skills advisory, wherein she guided MSMEs in establishing and running their HR functions and groomed individuals. For a brief while, she returned to a full-time career with Troikaa Pharmaceuticals, and recently, with an intent to have a more balanced work-life and also be more involved with her daughter in the formative years, Miti moved back to consulting. She is at present associated with a few companies as their HR & OD Advisor and Head.
“Every experience in life,” she says, “however significant or insignificant it may seem, is a milestone in itself.” Some of the professional milestones she takes pride in are the successful design and dissemination of organizational culture and values, gender diversity initiatives to encourage women's workforce and ensure their continuity in employment, and helming the COVID Crisis Management. Additionally, each time a mentee or individual client overcomes their inhibitions/ achieves a personal or professional goal, she finds it very fulfilling as a mentor.
Miti is extremely passionate about equality, women’s empowerment, and mental wellness. She is pursuing her Masters in Psychology as well as training as a certified therapist and counselor so she can better drive these causes. She envisions creating societies and environments conducive to growth and more accepting of mental wellness matters, especially for women and youth. On Women empowerment and equality, she shares that while the Glass Ceiling has been shattered conceptually with a few women have reached the C-suite, there’s a lot more that needs to be done in practice, especially in our Indian ecosystem.
To sum up, she says “Creating a Life by Design and achieving Work-life balance is absolutely possible, provided one is realistic about their direction and aspirations and priorities”. She is certainly setting new benchmarks for young women with the way she gracefully balances her professional as well as personal pursuits!