Diversity and Inclusion | Tech Mahindra

Intentionally Diverse, Globally Inclusive

We are an ‘intentionally diverse and globally inclusive’ organization because we believe that if you do not intentionally include, you unintentionally exclude. Being 'intentionally diverse’ means that we practice inclusiveness in all aspects of diversity – from gender and sexuality to generation and ideation. Being ‘globally inclusive’ refers to our workforce consisting of individuals from over one hundred countries as we prioritize local talent.More

We are an ‘intentionally diverse and globally inclusive’ organization because we believe that if you do not intentionally include, you unintentionally exclude. Being 'intentionally diverse’ means that we practice inclusiveness in all aspects of diversity – from gender and sexuality to generation and ideation. Being ‘globally inclusive’ refers to our workforce consisting of individuals from over one hundred countries as we prioritize local talent. We appreciate differences based on age, ethnicity, race, lifestyle, and social status. We have designed a series of programs, policies, and initiatives to promote cultural diversity.
We believe that DEI at the workplace is an instrument for growth. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual by fostering an environment of inclusion and empowerment. Our policies and practices are gender agnostic. However, many of our policies are tactically directed towards women and LGBTQ+.

Diversity of thoughts is at the core of our strategy, which helps us empathize with our customers, people, and society and always deliver par-excellence solutions. We have a gamut of policies to meet the needs of all—the parents, the kids, the LGBTQ+ community, new mothers, people of different nationalities, ages, and sexes, people with disabilities, underprivileged communities, etc.

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Focus Areas

Focused Hiring

Understanding, respecting, and accepting diversity is the primary step. Tech Mahindra has adopted proactive hiring, mandating 50% equal hiring across campuses and 30% lateral consisting of women. RESTART program incorporated for hiring Women on a career break.

Inclusive Development

In Tech Mahindra, we have targeted programs for retaining women and providing holistic learning and development: the Women Leadership Program (WLP) and Female Achievers in the Making (free).

Progressive Policies

Our policies include extended birth-related leaves, maternity assistance programs for new mothers (MAP), Flexi work arrangements, transport facilities, special parking lots, and Junior TechMighty programs.

Celebrating Women

Tech Mahindra celebrates International Women’s Day across locations. Our event includes special talks and activities for both women and men. Also, in the month of October, various location councils celebrate ‘PINK DAY’ for breast cancer awareness.

Reverse Mentoring

Tech Mahindra’s Reverse Mentoring initiative pairs young associates with senior leaders as mentor who guides them on the latest developments in business and technology.

Young Leaders

Tech Mahindra has some flagships programs like Young CEO, Global Leadership Cadre (GLC), 1000 leaders. Through these programs some of highest-potential young associates are groomed into Leadership roles and given opportunities to manage some of Tech Mahindra’s key businesses.

Fun at Work

JOSH, which is a voluntary group formed by “life enthusiasts” who run fun, delight, connect and organize events at TechM, is an example of people from different generations finding commonalities and celebrating together.

Enabling Workplace

Tech Mahindra’s infrastructure caters to all types of generations and takes care of physical well-being by providing facilities like gymnasium, sports, psychological counselling for mental health.

Accessible Infrastructure

Tech Mahindra supports PwD (People with disabilities) associates through accessible office amenities - equipment, ramps, parking lots, and specially equipped washrooms.

Learning and Development

Tech Mahindra provides need-based training to PwD associates within the organization through the L&D teams and through Tech Mahindra Foundation’s initiatives ARISE+ and SMART+.

Tools and Technologies

Tech Mahindra’s flagship tools- sZensEYE, sight-enabling googles for PwD, audiobooks, and developing wheelchairs ease the day-to-day activities of PwDs.

Celebrating Differently

Tech Mahindra organizes activities and campaigns for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated with positive energy, respect, and cheer for PwDs.

Cross Culture Learnings

We practice cross-culture training and awareness workshops to sensitize both employees and customers to cultural differences.

Localization of Policies

Important policies like the Code for Ethical Business Conduct (CEBC) and Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) are translated into several languages.

D&I Trainings

Tech Mahindra conducts special Induction Programs on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) for everyone, including new joiners.

Celebrating Festivals

The JOSH team works together to bring fun and maintain engagement in the organization. We celebrate festivals of all religions, by end-to-end event management, coordination with location councils, event promotion across ODCs, and on social media.

Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS)

Associates planning to undergo SRS are given thirty calendar days of paid time off and a reimbursement of up to INR 5 lakh. Tech Mahindra ensures a smooth onboarding of associates after the surgery.

Inclusive Policies

Tech Mahindra has introduced the right to comply with any dress code, any request to change name or location, extended insurance coverage to same-sex partners, and adoption leaves.

Gender Neutral Infrastructure

We have created gender-neutral washrooms at all offices across India to cater to our LGBTQ+, Transgender associates and introduced the ‘Others’ category under ‘Sex’ in all our digital employee records.

LGBTQ+ Communities

Tech Mahindra also organizes PRIDE celebrations every year, during which all members share their PRIDE stories with a larger audience. We encourage LGBTQ+ employees to form Communities to sensitize and create awareness among all.

Tech Mahindra is intentionally diverse and globally inclusive.
Its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) philosophy aligns with the Mahindra Group's brand motto, "Together, we Rise."

Leading the Way
Rise for a more equal world

We rise for a more equal world by creating initiatives that bring women, people of diverse ages, those with disabilities, LGBT+ communities, and people from diverse cultures to the workplace, building conducive spaces for them to learn, and giving them opportunities to grow limitlessly.

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Rise to be future-ready

We rise to become future-ready with our relentless focus on customer delight, with modern technologies, fearless experiments, and new thinking. More than anything, however, we become future-ready with the collective power of different ideas which come from our diverse people.

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Rise to create value

We rise to create value by combining our strengths to overcome our individual weaknesses. In pursuit of rise, when we are faced with a choice between profits and the planet, we make it inclusive and choose both. We achieve our goals for people, profits, and the planet together.