Sumita Datta (Ph.D.) is Head - Women Leadership Program and Associate Professor of Organization Behavior & HRM at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. A Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur. She is a certified MBTI, Saville, EQi 2.0 and NLP Practitioner. She is a certified Integral Coach of New Ventures West, USA and Associate Certified Coach from ICF.
Dr. Datta has had full-time corporate experience of more than 15 years as an HR manager. She has been actively engaged in consulting medium and large sized organizations primarily in the areas of organizational change and development, learning & leadership development. In 2015, she founded Bridgit Nterprise LLP, an OD Consulting, Training and Coaching organization, concentrating on organizational capability building and leadership development. She was a part of the core team to conceptualize and start a full-time Management Programme at SPJIMR for returning women.
In her academic role at SPJIMR, apart from teaching Organization Behavior, Dr. Datta has been actively engaged in teaching organizational and leadership processes in the Family Managed Business program for their continuity and growth. With a special interest in enriching the role of women in the workplace, she is engaged in building learning platforms for women to enable their leadership development.
Dr.Datta has published several scholarly articles in refereed journals as well as International Conference Proceedings. Her research paper on Talent Development Climate got acclaimed in the Best Paper Award (2012) category by the Academy of Management, Boston USA.