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Intentionally Diverse and Globally Inclusive

Respecting all people and valuing the differences among all of them

Our Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy

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’, which essentially means that we ensure we practice inclusiveness in all aspects of diversity – right from gender and sexuality to generation and ideation. Being ‘globally inclusive’ refers to our workforce consisting of individuals from over 100 counties as we prioritize local talent. We appreciate differences based on age, ethnicity, race, lifestyle, and social status and have designed a series of programs, policies, and initiatives to promote cultural diversity.

We believe that Diversity and Inclusivity (D&I) at the workplace is an instrument for growth and 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 and society, helping us 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, age, sexes, specially-abled people, underprivileged communities, etc.

Alignment to Brand Pillars

All of Our D&I Programs and Practices align with the three pillars of Rise. At Tech M D&I enables ‘diversity of thoughts’ which empowers all our stakeholders to Rise.

Our Cultural Diversity builds on Alternate Thinking with the concept of ‘Do more with less’, leveraging local talent which is faster, and low cost in delivering services to our customers.

Our Diversity of Abilities is based on the Accepting No Limits as we believe people with different abilities have more focused output when aligned with jobs that allow them to bring the best out of them.

Our Diversity of Gender, Generations, and Sexual Preferences are aligned to driving positive change by building innovative products and services for all our customers, who serve our end customers, a heterogeneous group of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Diversity Focus Areas

At Tech Mahindra, we encourage every TechMighty to be what they are and be loved for that. Because, there is more, always. We foster five dimensions of Diversity at Tech Mahindra.
  • Gender
  • Generation
  • Differently-abled
  • Culture
  • LGBTQ+

We believe that optimizing the capabilities and leveraging the strengths of women will serve as a strategic differentiator. We have a heightened focus on ensuring programs targeted at hiring and retaining women, giving them a safe and secure working environment, and providing them platforms learning, development and leadership platforms. Focused initiatives that help us attract and retain talented women professionals include flexi-time practices, safe traveling, zero Tolerance on Sexual Harassment, and other support geared to facilitate smooth onboarding / re-absorption of women after career breaks.

  • Equal Hiring

    Tech Mahindra is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate for or against any gender during the staffing exercise, or at any other time during their employment with us. We hire a minimum of 50% women from across campuses in India and a minimum of 30% of our lateral hiring consists of women.

  • Equal Career Development

    We have programs like COLORS, Mentoring Tables, Role Model Series, fAIM, Women Leaders program, etc. to give women opportunities to develop their careers.

  • Flexible Policies

    We have several progressive policies ranging from flexible work arrangements to work-life programs for new mothers. Through the Junior TechMighty program, we send personalized gifts to new mothers.

  • Physical & Financial Well Being

    We facilitate self-defense sessions as well as financial planning workshops to provide women a secured future.

In an organization where the youngest members are in their early twenties and the oldest ones in late fifties, the need for inclusion of generations is not only important but also natural. TechMighties globally belong to diverse generations concerning not just age, but also knowledge, skills, and experience. Tech Mahindra has differentiated practices and programs that cater to the general and specific needs of associates belonging to these categories.

  • Reverse Mentoring

    We pair experienced associates with GenZ and allows them to learn from each other about how businesses work and how new ways of thinking can improve them.

  • Young CEO

    The Young CEO program brings out our true spirit as a company of entrepreneurs by grooming high-potential talent for leadership roles.

  • 1000 Leaders

    Creating a future pipeline of leaders by giving employees diverse opportunities to learn, grow and lead in multiple roles of their choice, competency, and interest

  • Global Leadership Cadre (GLC)

    We put management students from tier one schools with 4-5 years of work experience on a fast-track career growth path

  • Achievers in the Making (AIM)

    We put management students from tier one schools with 4-5 years of work experience on a fast-track career growth path

Enable equal opportunities for differently-abled professionals (also known as Persons with Disabilities) with initiatives aimed at an inclusive approach and ensuring equal opportunity. Our belief around differently-abled people is that the said disability is just a part of that person, not the whole person. We look at people with disabilities as people beyond disabilities. We see them as individuals who bring more than just those tags to Tech Mahindra. In them, we find brilliant coders, salespersons, and program managers. Yes, their inclusion is our bias for action and so is their enablement within Tech Mahindra, when they are on board with us.

  • EnAble

    Tech Mahindra’s EnAble initiative is designed to enable equal opportunities for people with all kinds of abilities. One of the key objectives of the initiative is to ensure that the quality of organizational diversity and collaborative work environment at Tech Mahindra is developed and maintained at all times.

  • Tech4Good

    Tech Mahindra’s flagship tools, technologies, and in-house products (like the sZensEYE: sight-enabling googles for people with blindness) enable disability-free experiences for people with disabilities with far superior human connects. Tech Mahindra actively develops and contributes to development of these aids (audio books, for example) which make everyday lives of people with disabilities far easier.

  • Learning and development

    Tech Mahindra imparts need-based training to people with disabilities both within the organization (through the learning and development teams) as well as outside (through Tech Mahindra Foundation’s ARISE+ and SMART+ initiatives).

  • Celebrating differently

    Celebrating each moment is one of the key aspects of the Tech Mahindra culture. The International Day for People with Disabilities is a festival in itself at Tech Mahindra globally. It is celebrated with positive energy, respect, and cheer for people with disabilities – a day that brings us together as one TechM, as we participate together in joint activities, which would otherwise often be the barrier for a certain group’s participation in them.

Tech Mahindra’s initiatives in including cultures at the workplace sum up to one thing: taking the best from every culture of the world to build an internal behaviour that drives Tech Mahindra’s culture of driving positive change, celebrating each moment, and empowering all to Rise. We have several programs, policies and initiatives to promote cultural acclimatization of associates & inclusion across all countries through localization of talent, policies, and learning interventions on cultural integration.

  • Talent localization

    With a deep belief in the philosophy of ‘think global, act local’, Tech Mahindra works on the localization of talent in the countries where we operate in, by hiring locally.

  • Localization of policies

    Steering away from the ‘one size fits all’ philosophy and understanding the specific needs of every culture, we have localized general policies for every region.

  • Cross-cultural learning and integration interventions

    We run cross-cultural awareness and learning workshops for both associates and customers to sensitize them on cultural differences and remove any cultural barriers to communication. Other initiatives in this area include cultural clubs and special introduction, sensitization, and inclusion sessions with people from different cultures.

  • Celebrating differently

    Celebrating each moment is one of the key aspects of the Tech Mahindra culture. The International Day for People with Disabilities is a festival in itself at Tech Mahindra globally. It is celebrated with positive energy, respect, and cheer for people with disabilities – a day that brings us together as one TechM, as we participate together in joint activities, which would otherwise often be the barrier for a certain group’s participation in them.

We are inclusive and supportive of colleagues across the broad spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. All kinds of people make our world. We make our world kind for all people. The idea of having Gender Diversity at workplace gives us opportunities to build an internal world where different genders are open to their differences, where they can coexist and learn from each other, and together contribute to Tech Mahindra’s (and the Mahindra Group’s) larger vision of enabling people to Rise.

  • Kaleidoscope

    LGBTQ+ committees have been formed in Philippines & Brazil. These groups share stories of their community members to the larger audience to create cultural assimilation and sensitize people.

  • Sexual Reassignment Surgery Policy

    Employees planning to undergo SRS are helped by Tech Mahindra at every step. 30 calendar days of paid time-off is granted to them. The company ensures a smooth transition and accommodates any request for change of location, name, work, etc. To help our employees financially, we reimburse sexual reassignment surgery to help our employees up-to 5 Lakhs. We also make sure that they are given access to gender-neutral washrooms, the right to comply with any dress code in a way that reflects their gender identity as well as the option to change gender status in company records.

  • Same Sex Partner Insurance

    We understand the need for insurance for our loved ones. Extending it to same-sex partners, we now ensure all our employees insure their partners against any untoward accidents. Usage metrics cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality reasons.

  • Gender Neutral Infrastructure

    All large campuses at TechM have male & female washrooms, medical rooms, gymnasiums, and indoor games facilities for use by associates. We have also created gender-neutral washrooms at all our TechM offices across India to cater to our LGBTQ+ and/or Transgender associates. We have also introduced an‘others’ category under ‘Sex’ in all our digital employee records.

Rewards and Recognition

AVTAR Top 10 Working Mother & Best Companies for Women

Listed in Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India for the 2nd year in a row 2018 & 2019

Aramco Award

Tech Mahindra bags Aramco Award for Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity Impact Award

Won the award at the 10th Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards by World HRD Congress (2019)

“Diversity is at the heart of every successful & connected organization. At Tech Mahindra, we are richer and stronger by the diversity of thought, culture and abilities that our colleagues from over 90 countries bring to work. We are privileged to have this varied heritage and remain committed to nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusivity within the organisation”

– C P Gurnani (CEO & MD, Tech Mahindra)

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