Tag: Women

L&T hires 3,000+ new engineers, increases women in workforce in FY23

In these times of uncertainty and layoffs, Larsen and Turbo (L&T), the multinational engineering and construction firm has onboarded more than 3,000 new engineering...

BCCI announces equal match fee for men and women players

In an historic move to close the gender pay gap, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has increased the match fee...

HDFC Securities opens ‘women-only’ DC in Bengaluru

Ensuring diversity within the organisation, HDFC Securities has opened its first ‘women only’ digital centre or DC in India. Given the fact that the...

How Page Industries has almost 90% women at the shop floor

Page Industries, the Indian manufacturer and retailer of innerwear, loungewear and socks, which is also an exclusive licensee of Jockey International in India, has...

How Comviva is empowering women employees by enabling them

Comviva, a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and a global mobile solutions provider has launched a string of initiatives designed to build a more supportive,...

More men re-enter workforce than women: Data

After leaving job or quitting work, it appears that more men re-join the workforce than women. According to the National Statistical Office’s payroll data,...

Lenovo joins mission to ensure inclusion in STEM

With an aim to close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Lenovo has joined others that share its vision to...

Amazon India’s DSP programme to be truly diverse

Amazon will offer a special grant to enable aspiring entrepreneurs from under-represented communities to join its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) programme in India. This ‘diversity’...

MakeMyTrip to expand all-women team of ‘holiday experts’

MakeMyTrip aims to expand its team of over 850 women ‘holiday experts’ who have been the reason for the online travel company’s success and...

Shriram Housing Finance aims to improve women’s representation at workplace

Shriram Housing Finance, the affordable housing company, has launched the ‘SHeFirst’ programme to improve the representation of women at the workplace. Under this programme,...

Cathay Pacific to increase women’s representation by 25% in senior roles

Cathay Pacific has pledged that it will increase representation of women in senior positions by 25 per cent. That means, by 2025, the Airline...

Free food, transportation, for women working night shifts

The Uttar Pradesh government has said that no women workers in the State will be forced to work night shifts or between 7 p.m....

Medi Assist helps women relaunch their careers

Medi Assist recently launched a programme called Medi Akanksha, to help women who have taken a professional sabbatical or career break, to relaunch their...

33% reservation for women in outsourced jobs in Karnataka government

Things are looking up for women in the job market across India. Down south, the Government of Karnataka has reserved 33 per cent of...

Treat women with dignity & consideration at workplace: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court has said that employers should treat women employees with consideration and dignity, and be sympathetic to their cause. While ordering the...

56% Indian women more stressed than last year

Burnout stress in Indian women is higher than what is experienced by their global counterparts, reveals the Deloitte Women@Work report. At the same time,...

IIFL Foundation, FinX collaborate to make women ready for BFSI jobs

IIFL Foundation, the CSR arm of IIFL Group has announced its collaboration with FinX (ID Finxperts Skilling Foundation) to skill and train women graduates...

Why Signify wants to hire more women in its sales team

Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) has been focusing on increasing the representation of women at the Company, and overall, the Company has been...

Over 54% of recruits at Eaton India were women engineers in...

Eaton, the intelligent power management company, is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. In line with this commitment, the firm has stepped...

Why Bharat Serums & Vaccines needs more women in its sales...

Ensuring gender equality at the workplace is one of the biggest challenges for any organisation. While many companies are struggling to have equal representation...

Sony accused of sexism, overlooking women for promotions

Emma Majo, former employee of Sony’s PlayStation unit in the US, had alleged that the Company discriminated against women. Now, about five months later,...

Shoppers Stop introduces menstrual leaves for women

Shoppers Stop, the Indian fashion and beauty destination, has introduced a menstrual leave policy for its women employees, who make up 29 per cent...

77% of HEM Agarbatti’s workforce comprises women

HEM Agarbatti, a company that manufactures and exports incense and home aroma products, has 70 per cent women in its workforce. Most of its...

‘iBelieve’ creates talent pipeline for women techies at HCL

A study shows that about 36 per cent of women in India take a break from work for various reasons, varying from marriage, family...

Women are seen more as CFOs not CEOs: Deloitte study 

The need for gender parity in the boardroom has been part of the conversation around equality for a long time now. With all the...

Why Axis Bank is keen to hire homemakers

Axis Bank has announced a special hiring drive for homemakers. The initiative called “HouseWorkIsWork” aims to rope in talent for their human resources function....

SBI’s revision of hiring norms misinterpreted as discrimination against women

State Bank of India (SBI) ran into a bit of controversy recently, when a revised set of medical guidelines for hiring was misinterpreted as...

Organisations worldwide are becoming more inclusive: Report

Figures for women in the corporate world are rather impressive, if the Gender Equality Index for 2022 is to be believed. About 7.5 per...

TCS now employs more than 2 lakh women in its wokforce

Tata Consultancy Services has announced that it has achieved a big diversity goal in the third quarter of the financial year 2021, with the...

LANXESS to have 30% women in management positions by 2030

LANXESS, the specialty chemicals company, is gearing to increase the proportion of women in managerial roles to 30 per cent, globally. The firm wishes...

Urban Company sues protesting women workers

Online service-providing platform, Urban Company has sued a bunch of its women workers for protesting against a recently announced new policy. With this, these...

China proposes law to protect women employees’ rights

The Chinese government has proposed a ban on employers placing gender preferences in their job ads, and also asking women applicants about their marital...

“Women have legal right to a safe workplace”: Madras High Court

A safe workplace is a woman’s right, observed the Madras High Court as it dismissed an anticipatory bail petition by a police officer in...

Number of women alleging sexual harassment goes up to 8, at...

Close on the heels of two women filing a suit against Tesla, alleging sexual harassment, six more women have filed separate lawsuits against the...

Accenture promotes 1,030 new managing directors, 37% are women

Accenture, which employs over two lakh employees globally, has announced the promotion of 80,000 people in the Company worldwide. About 1,030 employees have been...

L&T launches career re-entry programme for women

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is all set to recruit women professionals who have taken a career break under its latest ‘Renew: Career Re-entry for...

Delhi HC provides justice to editor who complained against employer

A woman editor at a publishing house was fired because she complained against her employer for making sexual advances and making racist comments. The...

How Volvo India’s ‘ExcelHer’ initiative gives women professionals a second chance

Global automobile manufacturer, Volvo, in a bid to further its diversity and inclusion agenda in India, has announced an initiative to include women restarting...

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,...

Why a coaching culture and not any other culture?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,”...

50,000 employees subscribe to Capgemini’s ESOP

At least 50,000 employees from the 29 participating countries subscribed to Capgemini’s ninth annual employee stock ownership plan or ESOP. With an employee subscription...

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Alphabet to fire 10,000 poor performers

Alphabet, the parent company of Google is preparing to reduce its workforce by six per cent. It will let go about 10,000 employees based...

DCM Shriram Group beefs up its HR leadership team

DCM Shriram Group has new faces in its leadership rank. While Hameed Jung has joined as group head – learning & development, DCM Shriram,...

Chinese woman works as grave keeper; enjoys work-life balance

A young Chinese woman, who carries the surname Tan, has taken up a unique job, where she says she enjoys peace, an ideal work...

Amazon Black Friday strike: Workers protest across 40 countries, demand better pay

Demanding fair pay and improved working conditions, Amazon workers are set to hold protests across 40 countries. With Black Friday known to be one...

DIALOGUE

EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...