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Iram Ganju
Ms. Iram Ganju is President/CEO of IKG Global Consultants, a full-service agency providing international and domestic relocation services, intercultural training for expatriating executives, families and organizations for pre-departure and re-entry, destination services, human resource services, global payroll management and supply chain management, as well as supplier assessment and sourcing worldwide (United States, London, Canada, Hong Kong, India and Singapore). Ms. Ganju consulted with major Relocations company regarding the opening of its new Destination Services offices in Manhattan. She welcomes all comments and can be reached at

Entries by Iram Ganju

The Most Important Trip for Men is Meeting Women Halfway

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 3:51 PM

Women's empowerment is advocated in America, but why is it so hard to achieve?

Original painting of a four year-old girl from Yemen, by Iram Ganju

American women are publicly encouraged to succeed from both government institutions and private enterprise. President...

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Women Grant Forgiveness, Men Give Permission

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 12:55 PM

I heard Patti Digh say once that we give up our power to the very people who took it away from us in the first place.

Who has the authority to grant permission? That depends on your culture and your perception of who's in charge. Mostly in...

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Lean in, Be Heard

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 1:45 PM


Giving women all over the world a voice is empowering in ways we cannot imagine. It fosters the Girl Effect so that when we listen to them, we change their social conditions. This is crucial to solving the most persistent development problems we face...

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All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Genetic anthropology demonstrates that human populations have been on the move for the past 200,000 years. We have been migrating from continents and immigrating to countries ever since African Eve -- the First Woman of Fearlessness -- walked out of Africa. As the first known female genetic ancestor...

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Fish Discover Water Last - 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 1:09 PM

It's Not about Us or Them

At the same time, the more unaware we are about where our cultural GPS is positioned, the greater the likelihood that we may expect everyone else to be just like us. Failure on the part of someone else to be like us leads one...

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Fish Discover Water Last

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Part One

The boundary between what is custom and what is law, differs from culture to culture. The lines can become blurred without our knowledge and when that happens, the laws of human nature nearly guarantee a collision. My name is Iram Ganju, and I ought to know...

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We Don't See Things as They Are, We See Them as We Are

(13) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 12:41 PM

Maybe I should be fearful. Heck, I was born and raised in Pakistan. To some, that's reason enough to be afraid, but I accept that in a post 9/11 America, my country conjures up all kinds of misconceptions and contradictions. To be fair though, what country is without them? What...

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