New Delhi – October 18th, 2022:
Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced that it has been recognized as ‘Champions’ in the Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) by Avtar & Seramount for the third consecutive year. The company was also included in the list of ‘Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India’ (BCWI) for the fourth time. Additionally, having been included in the BCWI list for five different editions, Tech Mahindra is now among the Avtar & Seramount ‘100 Best – Hall of Fame.’
Tech Mahindra strives to create an inclusive environment for people of all generations, genders, and backgrounds. With initiatives like Women Leaders Program, zero tolerance for sexual harassment, Junior TechMighty, Sexual Reassignment Surgery Policy & insurance benefits for same-sex partners, the company has created an equitable work environment free of discrimination.
Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer & Head – Marketing, Tech Mahindra, said, “We believe providing equitable opportunities, encouraging diversity, and ensuring inclusion in the workplace are instruments of growth. At Tech Mahindra, we value and celebrate the uniqueness of every individual by fostering an environment of inclusion and empowerment. Our progressive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies enable our associates to bring their most authentic selves and thrive in a purpose-driven workplace. The recognition by Avtar & Seramount is a testimony of our ‘intentionally diverse and globally inclusive’ philosophy that empowers everyone at Tech Mahindra to rise.”
Avtar Group, India’s premier Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion solutions firm along with Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media), now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace in the United States, conducted the seventh successive edition of the Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) study and the fourth edition of Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI)’ study in 2022.
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, Avtar Group, said, “The results of the 7th edition of the Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI), the largest and the most comprehensive diversity analytics exercise in the country, conducted by Avtar in association with Seramount (Formerly Working Mother Media), are a glowing testimony to the relentless efforts of organizations in India towards including diversity talent. There has been an approximate 10% rise in women’s workforce participation from the time of the study’s inception, which today stands at a promising 34.8%. There is a steady pace of DEI progress in the Best Companies with 77% of them reporting an upsurge in their DEI momentum post covid. These are the companies that have reaped the fruit of rising the bar in their DEI efforts by way of increased operating profits. When the DEI best practices of these role model organizations go beyond their internal cultures to the ecosystem of vendors, partners, customers, and community we will create a society where our future generations can thrive and succeed.”
The Avtar & Seramount BCWI list represents the most progressive and forward-thinking companies for women in the country. The MICI index represents companies that have scaled realms ranging across gender, identity, generation, culture, and disability, piecing together the true spirit of diversity.
Subha V. Barry, President, Seramount, part of EAB, said, “The 2022 BCWI-MICI results illustrate a clear path to progress. The 100 Best Companies continue to lean in on career advancement for women in forms of sponsorship, mentorship, and returnship programs, as well as benefits that support their working mothers. The Most Inclusive Companies Index places emphasis on identifying and developing diverse talent, utilizing best practices in DEI trainings, holding managers accountable for their DEI results, and more. It is through measures like these that ensure inclusive workplaces are built. We at Seramount are proud to honor these forward-thinking organizations.”
As part of NXT.NOWTM framework, which aims to enhance ‘Human Centric Experience’, Tech Mahindra focuses on investing in emerging technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and meet the evolving needs of the customer.