DXC Technology, the global technology services firm, has accomplished the milestone of 40 per cent women in its 43,000-strong India workforce, way before it had expected to.
In June 2020, the company had set itself a target to increase the percentage of women in its India workforce from 28 to 40 per cent, in four years’ time, that is, by 2024. However, it managed to achieve this target in less than three years.
“Diversity and inclusivity are not mere destinations but an ongoing journey towards cultivating an organisational environment built on trust, empathy and purposeful collaboration.”
Lokendra Sethi, head of HR, DXC Technology, India
The company — which helps global firms modernise IT, optimise data architectures, and ensure security and scalability across public, private, and hybrid clouds — managed to accomplish this by hiring more women graduates from universities and also reaching out to women candidates for experienced hiring.
Additionally, DXC focused on building mid- and senior-level women leaders by instituting a series of leadership programmes for women, in addition to fostering an inclusive culture by implementing several industry-leading programmes, initiatives and engagement practices thoughtfully designed for taking care of women employees.
Nachiket Sukhtankar, managing director, DXC Technology, India, is “immensely proud to be a part of an organisation dedicated to bringing about a transformative shift through equality and representation”.
The company realises that “the technology industry in India is grappling with the challenge of underrepresentation of women, both in terms of their entry into the sector and their advancement to leadership roles”.
Sukhtankar firmly believes “this step holds immense significance in achieving an equal future. We will continue to work towards dismantling barriers and creating an empowering environment for women to thrive in the technology sector.”
Lokendra Sethi, head of HR, DXC Technology, India, believes that “diversity and inclusivity are not mere destinations but an ongoing journey towards cultivating an organisational environment built on trust, empathy and purposeful collaboration”.
Sethi is excited because the firm achieved the goal of 40 per cent women in the workforce “in a very short time and six months ahead of our expectations”. According to him, DXC’s “purpose remains to keep paving the way for a future where women are encouraged, enabled, and empowered to become catalysts of change and the next generation of industry leaders.”
This achievement is reflective of DXC’s commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment where every employee, regardless of gender, feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential. In addition to becoming a diverse and inclusive employer, DXC is also training underprivileged women students. It recently trained 10,000 women engineers to make them more employable, using the same curriculum as its own employees.