Tag: Women

Swiggy introduces 2-day paid period leave for women riders

In a bid to provide a more inclusive environment to its delivery team, online food delivery company, Swiggy, has announced a two-day paid monthly...

Wipro helps women professionals ‘Begin Again’

Wipro, the Indian IT major, has launched a new programme called ‘Begin Again’, which specially caters to women professionals re-entering their careers after a...

How Edelweiss Tokio increases engagement scores of its women employees

Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has appointed its first chief diversity and inclusion officer with Anup Seth. The objective is to step up efforts to...

Titan bats for greater women’s participation in manufacturing

India is considered to be one of the most diverse countries in the world. Yet, the traditional mindset of its population has prevented this...

‘Upskilling can get us desired job’ say 94% women returnees

Women professionals who have been on a break are eager to rejoin the workforce. However, getting a job after a break can be challenging....

CJI urges women to demand 50% quota in judiciary

In a recent event organised to facilitate him by the Supreme Court Women Advocates Association, the NV Ramana, Chief Justice of India, said that...

Highly-qualified women opting to work as police constables in Karnataka

About 242 women passed out of the Police Training School in Karnataka and took part in the passing out parade. Out of these, about...

Nestle India bats for gender diversity, recruits 42% women in 2020

Proving its commitment to ensuring and improving gender diversity within the organisation, Nestle India is focussing on hiring more women. Right now, 23 per...

40% quota for women in Tamil Nadu government jobs

On September 13, it was announced in the Tamil Nadu assembly that the state government has increased the reservation for women in government jobs...

65% women feel male colleagues begrudge them their maternity leave

For those out there who feel that the Indian workplace is now really doing well in terms of gender equality, here are some figures...

Gig economy rises, apna.co sees 40% more women users

Apna.co, the Indian professional networking and jobs platform, has witnessed a 40 per cent growth in women users in the second quarter of 2021....

At Syrma Technology, women rule the shop floors!

From the beginning itself, the founders and chairman of Syrma Technology, which is an electronic manufacturing services company and part of the Tandon Group,...

Tata Steel adds 16 women HEMM operators at its West Bokaro...

Under its programme called women@mines, Tata Steel has added 16 women as Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) operators in all shifts, at its West...

Indian IT majors to add 60,000 women to their workforces this...

This placement season will witness the highest number of women hires by Indian information technology companies trying to improve gender diversity in their workforces....

Bank of Canada bats for diversity, appoints women deputy governors

The Bank of Canada will soon have two women as members of its governing council. The first woman to be part of the six-member...

EPFO adds 9 lakh subscribers, 21.77% enrolments are women

Owing to the various initiatives by the Government and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), there was a rise in the number of EPFO...

Marico ties up with UNDP to upskill, empower India’s women &...

Marico, the Indian FMCG company, has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other implementing partners, to digitally train over 12,000 women...

4X more women at Bajaj Auto in 5 years!

There is a significant and visible shift in people’s mindsets in the automobile industry. Companies are breaking stereotypes and challenging the status quo. Bajaj...

Rapido to hire 100 women in Bengaluru

Rapido, the bike taxi operator, is planning to employ 100 women as operators in a year’s time, in order to attract women customers. However,...

Eaton India to hire 700 this year

Eaton India is all set to expand its team by about 700 people by end of 2021, of which at least 300 will be...

White House reduces gender pay gap, bats for diversity

The White House is not only improving its diversity score but also the gender pay gap. While women make up 60 per cent of...

iD Fresh Food to hire 500+, ensure diversity

iD Fresh Food, the fresh food company, is working to expand its workforce in India and abroad. It hopes to ensure more gender diversity...

ONGC launches a women’s leadership development programme

‘Urjasvini’, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) women’s leadership programme, was launched virtually yesterday. The five to six-month long programme will be executed...

Gender inequality rampant at Amazon?

While Amazon maintains that 18 women in the Prime membership division were promoted over the last one year, and that women and men were...

Google accused of underpaying women, may have to pay $600 mn...

Google is now facing a gender-pay lawsuit which was given class-action status by a San Francisco state judge. That means, the four main petitioners...

5 women allege discrimination, retaliation by Amazon managers

Amazon is again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time, five women from the Company’s corporate offices and warehouses, have filed separate...

Opportunities galore for women in the gaming industry

A new area is opening up for women to seek employment in — gaming. For those who think women gamers are few and far...

Deutsche Bank wants women in 30% senior roles in 5 years

Deutsche Bank presently has about 600 senior executives, with only about 24 per cent of them being women. Now, the German lender, is aiming...

Corporates waking up to importance of paid miscarriage leaves

Recently, the New Zealand parliament unanimously passed a bill that allows employees to take paid leave post a miscarriage. Fortunately, India is way ahead...

Europe to hire astronauts, wants women, PwD to apply

The European Space Agency (ESA) is gearing up to hire 26 permanent and reserve astronauts. What is even better is that it is looking...

How DICV will ensure 20% women on shop floor by 2022

A lot has changed in the last nine months. While remote working has brought in a complete shift in mindset and work culture, diversity...

Airbnb bats for D&I, will include more women, minorities in workforce

Airbnb has pledged to integrate more minorities from underrepresented communities in the US. It will also ensure that 50 per cent of its global...

Financial inclusion for women through Project Kirana

Project Kirana launched by MasterCard, a global payments tech and USAID, a development agency, will enroll as many as 3000 women in Uttar Pradesh. The...

Capgemini to hire, train 500 women from rural India by December

French information technology company, Capgemini, is gearing up to hire 500 women from the rural areas of the country, train them, give them jobs...

Exclusive job portal for women, LGBTQ, PwD and army veterans

Avtar, the Chennai-based diversity hiring company, has launched a job portal that will cater exclusively to women, members of the the LGBTQ community, persons...

Next 6 months will see women being hired by 43% MSMEs

Startups as well as small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that were forced to reduce their workforce — rendering many women jobless — as part...

DXC Tech onboards 500 women in a single day

DXC Technologies announced on August 27 that it has onboarded 500 women candidates in a single day! All the candidates, who come from leading...

Axis Bank’s GIG-A-Opportunities to boost job opportunities in small towns

Axis Bank has launched a platform for alternate work models to encourage, flexible working and ensure more inclusivity and diversity. Aptly called, GIG-A Opportunities,...

Why Godrej & Boyce is engaging more women in the workforce

It is not surprising that women are underrepresented in the manufacturing sector, and the argument to increase the industry’s fair share of female talent...

IPM India drives forward the D&I agenda

IPM India has seen change in the organisational culture as the leadership team has spearheaded a movement to make the workplace more diverse and...

Leading by example: How Uber India is driving the D&I agenda

Uber, the global transport company with its roots in San Francisco -- one of the most diverse cities in the United States -- is...

Women will be at par with men in the Army

From now on, women will need to be eligible for various courses at various levels in the Indian Army, so that they are at...

Sakha employs over a 1000 women as professional chauffeurs

Sakha Consulting Wings has been offering women-driven cab services for more than ten years now in cities, such as Delhi NCR, Jaipur, Kolkata and...

Job satisfaction: What men and women want

Satisfaction at the workplace is dependent on several factors. Although priorities change with age, one factor remains consistently important —getting on with colleagues at...

How to keep women professionals engaged

Organisations need to focus on ensuring that their women do not quit. Looks like women are quitting their jobs at a faster rate than men....

Women in Karnataka will now be allowed to work night shifts

In November, the Karnataka government issued a notification citing the Madras High Court ruling made 19 years back, which had done away with Section...

Vatican upholds diversity,  appoints first woman in a senior post

Pope Francis has announced that Fracesa Di Giovanni will be an under-secretary overseeing multilateral relations in the Secretariat   Sixty-six year old Francesca Di Giovanni will...

The case of diversity in board rooms

According to a Deloitte report on women’s representation on the boards, Norway scores the highest and Qatar the least. The business world has witnessed big...

Women employees in warehouses increase productivity at Grofers

Warehouses were once dominated by men alone, but Grofers has trained its women staff in the areas of inventory, billing, audit, order picking, return...

Women form 37% of leadership and 29.2% of workforce at Microsoft

According to Microsoft’s Diversity and Inclusion Report 2019, 29.2 per cent of its global workforce comprises women. The figure has increased by 1.2 percentage...

Your leadership or your life?

Are you a Leadership Coach or a Life Coach? A tantalising question, no doubt. How would you answer? The response could be a simple...

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#Netflixwalkout: Employees disapprove streaming of Dave Chapelle’s ‘The Closer’

Employees at Netflix on October 20 staged a walkout protest in front of the Company’s building in California, US. They were expressing their displeasure...

How Netcore Cloud manages to attract the best tech talent

Ever since the horrors of the pandemic subsided in the recent past, the industry has been talking about the influx of jobs, which is...

Philip Morris International elevates Swati Chawla as director – people & culture, Malaysia

Swati Chawla, who was director for organisational effectiveness at Philip Morris International (PMI), has now been elevated to the role of director – people...

Restaurant willing to pay $50,000 to dishwasher

A restaurant in Vancouver is willing to pay $50,000 annually to a dishwasher. The job vacancy posted by Handi Grill says that it will...

DIALOGUE

“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...