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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.

This initiative comprised of the following elements :
  1. A total of eight awards divided into three sectors namely - manufacturing, services and educational institutions.
  2. A Pledge for Parity by organisations and institutions to showcase their commitment to gender diversity by making a pledge for Parity.
  3. A compendium of description of best practices contributed by various participating organizations for the reference of industry.
  4. A Conference on ‘Bringing Parity at the Workplace’ focussing on various elements of Parity namely:

Inaugural Section

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.

Winners of First Edition of the CII IWN Gender Parity Awards

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

Commendation Certificate Winners

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


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