Jindal Stainless hosts Padma Shri awardee Urvashi Butalia on International Women’s Day
New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020, Jindal Stainless organised a townhall session with the noted writer, publisher, anchor, and women’s rights activist, Ms Urvashi Butalia in New Delhi today. The event, which was in continuation to the dialogue on the subject of equality and inclusivity started by Jindal Stainless last year, witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the Company’s leadership, including Managing Director, Mr Abhyuday Jindal and employees. Congratulating the employees on the occasion, Mr Jindal said, “Jindal Stainless has consistently made efforts to ensure an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities for all its employees. Ms Butalia’s dedicated work is an inspiration for us all to continue our strive for an equal and shared progress. I am sure that an open dialogue will help us understand the issues faced by women employees and further counter them.”
In her address, Ms Butalia shed light on the origins of the International Women’s Day and also shared insights from her life. She touched upon the various challenges faced by women in the corporate world that lack inclusivity and tend to hinder equal growth for women employees. She also suggested ways in which employees in a company can work together to bridge this huge gap and aid in each other’s progress. Mr Jindal congratulated Ms Butalia for her efforts and gave away a token of appreciation.
Alumni of Delhi University and University of London, Ms Butalia was awarded the eminent Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2011. She is the co-founder of ‘Kali for Women’, India’s first feminist publishing house. She is currently a consultant for the Indian NGO, Oxfam India and is also a visiting faculty at Ashoka University.