At just 17%, women in India are contributing much less to GDP than global average of 37%. Bridging the gender gap is important as substantial economic value is at stake. Gender parity at the workplace has a number of benefits for an organization and has been proved to result in better financial and organizational performance.
Companies with more women in top management perform better on organizational criterion, are perceived as more equal, and are able to attract more women.
The first edition of CII IWN Gender Parity Awards was held on 2nd June 2017 at Chennai to recognize effective and innovative initiatives of organisations and educational institutions to promote gender parity at their workplace.
Theme : Bringing Parity at the Workplace
Session 1 : Gender Diversity in Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities.
Session 2 : Making Flexibility work / bringing women back to the Workforce.
Session 3 : Addressing Unconscious biases.
Eminent speakers from industry shared their perspectives and insights at the event.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Manufacturing - Large Scale, Hyderabad
Ultramarine & Pigments Ltd, Manufacturing - Medium Scale, Chennai
Mandala Apparels Pvt Ltd, Manufacturing - Small Scale, Pondicherry
Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd, Service Sector-Large Scale, Hyderabad
JKK Nattraja College of Engineering and Technology, Institution Below 10 years, Kumarapalayam
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Institution Above 10 years, Coimbatore
Bharat Biotech International Ltd, Hyderabad
Farida Shoes Pvt Ltd, Ambur
Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College For Women, Chennai
Eaton Power Quality Pvt Ltd, Puducherry
Baynes Memorial Baptist Church Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai