– recognized as one of the top 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) by AVTAR and Working Mother.
Xerox India has set a new benchmark for diversity and inclusion in corporate India. The company has been recognized as one of the top 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) by AVTAR and Working Mother. Currently in its third year, the BCWI study highlights initiatives undertaken by companies to increase women’s workforce participation.
Organized by India’s workplace inclusion expert, AVTAR, along with Working Mother, a gender-parity champion in the United States – the survey focused on practices, programmes and policies organizations enforce to ensure gender inclusion at the workplace.
Xerox India’s high scoring areas included its culture, management accountability, focus on voice of employees and providing a safe working environment for women including the strong compliances around anti sexual harassment policies.
In addition, the key highlight was the work Xerox India engages in through “The Women Alliance Asia Pacific Chapter”. The Women’s Alliance is a catalyst to advance the personal and professional development of women at Xerox, enabling them to attain their goals.
“We are honoured to be incorporated into this prestigious list of 100 best organizations for women in India. Our inclusive and non- discriminatory employee-oriented initiatives enable and encourage our female workforce to work in a progressive atmosphere and reach their supreme potential.” said Raj Kumar Rishi, Managing Director, Xerox India.
The Working Mother Media and the AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India study was first launched in 2016 to honor companies that help women have sustainable careers.
AVTAR – Working on Diversity & Inclusion
AVTAR set up in 2000, is India’s first diversity advocate & workplace inclusion expert. Renowned for its extensive work in the space of Diversity & Inclusion and more specifically, women’s workforce participation, it is the country’s largest provider of second career opportunities for women and is also the earliest to begin working on diversity audits and measurement. Lead by the visionary Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, AVTAR has ventured into areas of women’s empowerment and career creation, which are firsts to India, such as Creating a marketplace for second career women to meet potential employers, developing a comprehensive set of career enablers which companies can implement in their workspaces, spearheading original research that has provided cutting edge insights to organizations, re-Skilling, up-skilling and Counselling of women to pursue sustainable career paths and building career intentionality amongst under privileged girl children. Over its 18 years of existence, AVTAR has helped charter Diversity & Inclusion plans for several organisations in the IT, FMCG and Financial sectors in the country.
Working Mother – mentor for over 24 million working mothers
Working Mother is a role model, mentor and advocate for the U.S.’s more than 24 million mothers who are devoted to their families and committed to their careers. Working Mother is a celebrated gender parity champion in the United States. With their website, magazine, research, social networks, video, and powerful events, Working Mother provides its readers with the community, solutions and strategies they need to thrive. Their annual list of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year. It is one of the most prestigious lists in the U.S. and sets the standards for work life practices for U.S. companies. It continues to raise awareness of the issues women face in the workplace and encourages the development of programs to address those issues.
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