Chennai: India’s D&I pioneer Avtar group jointly with Working Mother, a celebrated global gender parity champion, invite nominations from companies for the 4th Edition of its flagship survey property Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI). With an addition to its existing format, the study will also aim to showcase workplace policies and programs that address other strands of inclusion through its new Most Inclusive Companies in India (MICI) index.
The Best Companies for Women in India study has seen three successful runs in India — 2016, 2017 and 2018. The study eventually lists and showcases 100 best companies for women in India, with a special spotlight on the Top 10 Best companies. The study, over the past three years, has evolved to become corporate India’s most comprehensive gender analytics exercise. The previous three editions of the study saw a participation of over 350 companies every year, with millions of data points, over a hundred benchmarking reports and three inspiring alphabetical lists of the 100 Best and Top 10 Companies for Women in India.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Social Entrepreneur, and Founder-President of Avtar Group, said “2019 promises to be a brilliant year for the champions of Diversity and Inclusion. We are delighted to see the collective impact that the discipline of reporting has on intentional organizations in India. The past 3 years of the BCWI have seen a diametric change in the focus of companies on women’s advancement. In the journey of celebrating Inclusion, we are delighted to announce the launch of The Working Mother and Avtar Most Inclusive Companies in India study (MICI). Adapting the famed Inclusion Index of Working Mother, US to India’s rich diversity, we will focus on various strands of diversity such as People with Disabilities, LGBTQ, Generations and Culture, with a specific focus on language”
Adding to this, Ms. Subha V Barry, President, Working Mother Media said “MICI is intended to help organizations understand their demographic representation from a deeper lens of inclusion and provide a strategic roadmap to implement the most impactful Diversity and Inclusion solutions by utilizing global data provided by Working Mother and Diversity Best Practices,”