a women friendly organization since its inception, Integra has always had 50% women in its
workforce. Eleven years ago, on Women’s Day, we launched a special taskforce called
“Sakthi Oli” (The Radiance of Woman Power:
a task force at Integra for the empowerment of women) to develop & empower the women
working at Integra. Sakthi Oli is personally chaired by Mrs. Anu Sriram, Co-Founder &
Jt. Managing Director of Integra
who wanted to do something more for the women employees at Integra. She is supported by a
team of women employees passionately dedicated to the cause and objectives of Sakthi Oli.
Sakthi Oli today, has come a long way from where we started. While most women have
overcome the initial hurdles, we noticed that some still lack career aspirations. Family,
marriage and child birth are just few factors that stop potential women from pushing
for progress. Also, women working across Integra’s global offices have different needs.
Considering these factors, Sakthi Oil has now been re-branded as WInGS—Women at Integra:
Growth and Success.
The main objectives of WInGs are:
Equip, Encourage & Empower women to grow in their careers
Prepare the women at Integra to meet business challenges
Develop & Retain women leaders
Build support systems for women employees and help them balance family responsibilities
Through Sakthi Oli, we have implemented a slew of welfare measures to retain and promote
potential women across the organization. The objectives of Sakthi Oli are covered under
two major umbrellas:
Women’s health, safety and security
Workplace health and wellness, safety and security are a part of the overall company
strategy for a healthy and safe workplace. Commiserating with this, Sakthi Oli supports
various initiatives like day care facility for kids at a stone’s throw of the
office premises, safe pick-up and drop facilities for women employees, onsite lady doctor,
special privileges for expectant mothers including priority treatment in lifts, the
canteen and elsewhere in the office
and reserved parking space, security patrolling by our security staff from the office till
the nearest bus stop and installation of security cameras. The team also organizes various
programs and sessions to promote
health, safety and security.
Women’s development and growth
Potential women employees are identified and are mentored and groomed to grow up the
career ladder to meet business challenges. They are given opportunities to attend and
learn at workshops and training programs conducted within and outside the organization.
While we ensure participation of women in all the development frameworks in Integra, we
also have a special mentoring program championed by Sakthi Oli for developing potential
Incidentally, our efforts towards gender equality and diversity have been recognized by
various organizations. We won the Working Mother & AVTAR award for “100 Best Companies
for Women in India” for three consecutive years from 2016. We were also
adjudged as the top 5 finalists for “Excellence in Gender Inclusivity” by NASSCOM in 2012
and won the Award for “Excellence in Gender Inclusivity” from NASSCOM in 2009.