DBrief | Weekly - 03

curated weekly reading list for busy, ambitious women dealing with career, business, home, relationships and the uphill tasks to bridge the gender gap on everything


Ten red flags in India's economy

India’s economic momentum dropped to a historic low in August, with 10 out of 16 indicators tracked by the Mint Macro Tracker in the red last month.

As many as 10 of the 16 high-frequency indicators tracked by the Mint Macro Tracker were in the red (below the five-year-average trend) last month, a historic low. continue reading here


One of the biggest countries in the world is running out of drinking water

Over a dozen towns and cities in eastern Australia are fast approaching Day Zero — the day that the last of the drinking water runs dry. As global climate change intensifies, Australia has been hit hard by an unprecedented wave of droughts and water shortages, Continue reading


Asia's Power Businesswomen 2019: Meet 25 Outstanding Leaders On The Rise In Asia

Selected for their achievements and track records of success, the women on this list represent the diversity within Asia’s business landscape by highlighting entrepreneurs,

investors, high level executives as well as those transforming their family enterprises. Regardless of their backgrounds, these women are defying stereotypes and breaking down barriers across industries. Continue reading


AI is replacing human talent in logo design

Graphics play a major role in how people perceive your brand – both on and offline. In fact, image quality is a major conversion factor for ecommerce sites. So, when something changes in the area of logo design and branding, the potential fallout cannot be overstated. The old-fashioned way that companies designed logos. Continue reading


Event of the week

Everything you need to know about the 2019 India Economic Summit in New Delhi on 3-4 October 2019.

When To Give Second Chances And When To Cut Someone Loose

Second chances are endorsements.Second chances are investments of personal collateral. Second chances strengthen relationships. Leaders – who don’t give second chances – waste potential. But give no patience to people who don’t care and don’t try. Continue reading


Why Asking for Advice Is More Effective Than Asking for Feedback

You just gave a great first pitch to a major client and landed an invitation to pitch to their senior leaders. Now you want a second opinion on your presentation to see if there’s anything you can improve. What do you do? Continue reading


The race to the bottom

When anyone has the ability to announce breaking news, urgent updates, RIGHT NOW, steal attention and emergencies, then sooner or later, many will do just that. Attention is scarce, scarcer than ever, and we’ve given everyone a machine that can steal attention, and a keyboard that can be used to steal even more. Continue reading

Jobs this week

Manager - Data Science | Merilytics | Hyderabad, India | Exp - 3 to 5 years in applying concepts in Data Science, Machine Learning, Algorithm development, Advanced Computing or Statistical Modelling to solve real-world problems
Director Retention | Meesho | Bangalore, India | Exp - 5-10 years in Analytics/growth/strategy/product experience
Social Media Blogger | Tyfone | Bangalore, India | Exp - upto 1 year in blog writing in one of the following domains - Finance, Banking, or Security will be an added advantage.
Director-FP&A | Oyo Rooms |Delhi NCR (Gurgaon), India | Exp - 10 - 12 years in Financial planning, analysis & Reporting
Compliance Officer | Agrostar | Pune, India | Exp in managing Agriculture dept related compliances across multiple states
Senior Manager - CEO’s Office | Ninjacart | Bangalore , India | Exp of 1 - 4 years alongwith entrepreneurial zeal & MBA from a top tier institution (IIMs)

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Early Submission Deadline: Oct 20, 2019 Regular Submission Deadline: Nov 10, 2019
The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges Explore the opportunity here

Facing Abuse and Domestic Violence in Marriage? How to Overcome It?

“I sometimes feel even now that I may not have done my best, he was so convincing,” Revathi’s (name changed) voice trembled as she spoke of her divorce. “But I still feel relieved that I made this decision. I was scared to leave him but I dreaded, even more, the thought of spending the rest of my life with him. Continue reading


5 Pieces of Bad Dating Advice Exposed

There is no shortage of dating advice out there, doled out in self-help books and magazines, and from friends and family. Some of this advice can be quite helpful, but much of it is mistaken and based on personal experiences and opinions, rather than actual research about relationships. Continue reading here


How Procrastination and Depression Are Linked

Procrastination is a very common aspect of depression.

Avoiding and ruminating are core symptoms of depression. To help sufferers and their loved ones better understand this, I’ll unpack the links between depression and procrastination. Continue reading

quotable quotes from women round the globe that will inspire you

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” - Amelia Earhart
“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” - Shonda Rhimes
“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” - Indira Gandhi
"If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologise than it is to get permission"- Grace Hopper
“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.”- Byron Katie

Don't try to second-guess the big events

Did Ms. Sitharaman catch you out of the equity markets? It's your fault if she did

The ferocity with which the stock markets have risen in response to the tax cuts is unprecedented. Whether these tax cuts have the desired impact on the economy remains to be seen, but those investors who had given up on the markets and moved out have surely been caught out badly. Continue reading


Buying a new House? Here are 10 additional expenses you should be ready for!

Are you planning to buy a house? If yes then, you would have planned your investments and saving in line with the “Cost of the house”, you are looking for. But, when we buy a house, there are so many other events/costs which comes during or after buying the house which we do not plan well before hand. Continue reading


Should You Park Your Hard-Earned Money in Co-operative Banks?

Lakhs of investors received a rude shock just as the festival season was about to kick-start. The RBI has imposed restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank and depositors of the bank will not be permitted to withdraw more than Rs 10,000 over the next six months. Continue reading

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the Revite D&I Factoid Series

THE GENDER GAP IN 6 CHARTS

The gaps between men and women across all of these measures are slowly getting smaller. In 2018 the WEF report showed that 68% of the overall gap is closed, a slight rise from about 65% in 2006. Much of that has to do with educational attainment and health, where gender differences have almost vanished. But two key areas of power and influence still haven’t caught up continue reading here

help shape a safe & equal future for women & girls

Women in tech: how free tampons are tackling the gender imbalance

With only 3% of tech startups founded by women, insiders say more should be done to encourage them into the sector and create visible role models.

Putting out tampons in ladies’ loos isn’t particularly controversial. But when such a simple gesture is celebrated with blogs and its own Twitter handle (#tamponclub) Continue reading

10 Best DIY Homemade Hair Growth Hair Tonic Recipes

After my daughter’s birth, hair fall made a roaring and soaring debut in my life. Not just hair fall, but dry, dull hair, with split ends and dandruff ruled my scalp for almost a year, until I decided to change my life for better. Continue reading


Clothes and Relationship: What’s Yours?

During the middle of New York Fashion Week, I happened to get a book I had pre-ordered downloaded to my Kindle. Ironically, it was a book about fast fashion. More than just a presentation of statistics which quite frankly after a while you stop paying attention to, it told the history of how fashion came to be one of the worst polluters. Continue reading


Latest Saree Draping Styles: Make a Trend

No matter how many designers outfits you have, nothing can take the place of an Indian Saree. It is the most elegant, stylish, decent and beautiful outfit an Indian woman can ever adorn. However, I like the original plain style of Saree draping the most, but there are several latest styles of draping a saree so as to look differently stylish. In this post, we will talk about 10 Different Saree Draping Styles.


What Naomi Campbell Has To Say About Beauty

There are only so many models in the world, and when it comes to supermodels—models that transcend “just a pretty face” to become first-name-only celebrities—there are even fewer. Out of the Supers, Naomi Campbell is singular. Continue reading here