One of the largest annual assessments conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute revealed the winners for best workplaces for women in India. PUMA, Walmart India, FedEx, Sony Pictures Network India, and HP have successfully made it to the list.
The institute creates benchmarks for companies to assess themselves and strengthen their organizational structure. It selects the top 100 Indian workplaces with a gender-neutral, inclusive environment through a rigorous selection process. After narrowing down the list from 852 participant organizations this year, they have created a compact catalog of the top 100 workplaces for women in India in 2020. The selection was made based on confidential employee feedback, comprehensive people policies, representation of women leaders, and an audit of management processes.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture, and we continuously work to promote qualified women into leadership roles and offer programs that help our team members explore possibilities in their careers. – said Mohamad Sayegh, Vice President of Operations, FedEx Express in India
PUMA India attributes its achievement to its employees, flat organizational structure, and people-centric policies. Ibethombi Chingtham, Assistant Manager of footwear design at PUMA India considers herself lucky to have compassionate colleagues who understand her struggle of being a working mother.
Balancing work and familial responsibilities can get challenging for women. However, companies ranked by the Great Place to Work Institute ensure the best workplace environment for women with innovative schedules and inclusive policies. IT companies such as HP India, Cisco Systems, PayPal, and several others have also made the cut to the Top 10 best workplaces for women in India.
Diversity & Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, and it is this focus that enables us to drive huge business impact… this recognition has helped attract and retain industry’s best talent, and built a sense of pride in the workplace. – said Sowjanya Reddy, HR Director of HP India
The list extends beyond the boundaries of the IT and retail sectors. Leading transportation firm, FedEx, and media houses such as Sony Pictures Network and Tata Sky are also recognized in the list. After being featured by the Great Place to Work Institute for the third time, SPN India now wishes to consolidate its ‘Employer of Choice’ status among its competitors. It prioritizes developing a conducive work atmosphere that accommodates all its employees and allows them to excel in their personal and professional lives.
A few other companies featured on the best workplaces for women in India include Technopark-based Guidehouse, Intuit India, Marks and Spencer, and Marriott Hotels. Guidehouse India also addresses the work-from-home setup being predominantly applied during the COVID-19 pandemic and stresses the need to create a positive work environment that uplifts the wellbeing of its employees.
The certification is a reflection of our strong people practices. We have constantly been delivering a positive workplace experience by creating a systemic, self-perpetuating cycle of workplace and business greatness. It keeps coming back in the form of growth and revenue numbers which has led our organization to be certified by the most coveted Great Place to Work.– says Saji Zacharia, Director-HR of Guidehouse India
The certification awarded by Great Place to Work Institute reflects companies’ positive initiatives to diversify and transform the conventional workplace from its erstwhile male-dominated condition.
Companies are increasingly trying to develop an inclusive and egalitarian workplace for employees. Their primary goal is no longer limited to the company’s performance, as they now strive to create a sustained community of happy and fulfilled employees. Policies that incentivize women and support them to excel at the workplace is a great step towards inspiring ambitious women.