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PwC vows to improve gender diversity

PwC India has announced that it plans to increase its gender diversity to at least 40 percent in the coming years, as per news reports. As part of its latest strategy ‘New Equation’, the company plans to increase its campus recruitment drives by five times and increase the representation of women in the company’s workforce. […]

Ola’s all-women factory: a huge step in the right direction

Ola Futurefactory, which will have 100 percent women operating the facility, is the latest to join the group of companies in India, leading path-breaking initiatives to boost women workforce participation. Ola’s initiative has many firsts to its credit. Located in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, Ola Futurefactory, the e-two wheeler plant, which had its first batch of […]

More women STEM graduates, but very few in jobs

India may have a higher number of women STEM graduates at the tertiary level, ahead of developed countries like the US, the UK, Germany, and France. However, when you look at the number of women working in the field, it lags at 19th rank. Some of the reasons for fewer women entering the field are […]

A skilling program for creating a diverse future

TechSaksham, a joint initiative by Microsoft and SAP, aims to train 62,000 women in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, digital marketing, and web design. As per news reports, the program will focus on women from underserved sections. The program will partner with the AICTE Training and Learning Academy and State Collegiate Education departments to train […]

Taking ‘stock’ of DEI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in companies are receiving a fillip with unique moves. While American stock exchange Nasdaq’s new rules have sought listed companies to divulge the diversity composition of their boards, Satrix Inclusion and Diversity ETF in South Africa has offered investors exposure to the 30 JSE-listed companies that demonstrate values of inclusion and […]

4/33: A small step for women in the judiciary, a giant leap for womankind

In a boost to gender diversity in the judiciary, the Supreme Court now has four women judges. Reported to be the highest in history, the newly appointed judges—Justice Hima Kohli, Justice Bela M Trivedi, and Justice BV Nagarathna- took oath in a ceremony on August 31, joining Justice Indira Banerjee, appointed in 2018. From 2018 […]

Language Matters

Language can be a changemaker when leveraged in the right way. Language has the power to shape culture. The language we use is a powerful tool that can either include or exclude and embrace or disgrace. So it is of utmost importance to be mindful of the power of language. Download now to get your free copy of the Language Matters Ebook- A guide to inclusive bias-free language by Dr. Nandini Murali, Principal Strategist, Intersectional Diversity and Mental Health, Avtar.

Gender Parity in the Aftermath of Covid

The state-of-the-art innovation, the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women has gained traction in terms of reach and actions.

Diversity at the entry-level more impactful

Studies have also shown that devising a DEI strategy for early talent-hiring could be the fastest way to ring in the transformation.

2021: What’s in the Limelight?

Every beginning is a new opportunity that unfolds. An eventful year has passed, which taught us the importance of all things fortunate in our lives. And now, as the winter recedes, it’s time we rejoice our resilience and perseverance, as a result of which success made its way. Yes, it was challenging. But a big […]