Developing a (Second) Career in the Global Luxury Industry

Summary

The case follows the career path of Megha Malagatti, from her humble Indian origins as a member of the Dalit caste (known as “untouchables”) to a senior management position in a French luxury goods company – an improbable journey that speaks to her personal strengths, skills and qualifications, as well as the possibilities open to young women to make a career in the luxury goods industry irrespective of their background. It opens a window on gender diversity in the executive suite, highlighting the company culture of S.T.Dupont and the CEO who mentored her.

Teaching objectives

Gender diversity in the workplace and the executive suite.

Keywords
  • career
  • luxury
  • India
  • emotional intelligence
  • Hindu
  • mentor
  • HR professionals
  • Comité Colbert
  • S.T.Dupont
  • Alain Crevet
  • untouchables
  • 6Cs
  • coach
  • Sharon Flood
  • Q41718