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Working Mother and Avtar Best Companies for Women in India

Furthering our vision of creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces, we partnered with Working Mother, a gender parity champion in the US, to bring to India its largest gender analytics study, The Working Mother and Avtar Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI). Launched in 2016 to recognize the best practices towards gender inclusion of India Inc., the Study celebrates the Top 10 and 100 Best Companies for women in India with the most impactful gender diversity initiatives.

Participation in BCWI gives a company access to corporate India’s largest DEI benchmarking platform, helps companies share best practices, and learn from each other apart from being recognized on this prestigious platform and to be featured as a gender-inclusive employer.

Over the past five editions, the study has consistently received over 300 applications from companies across the industrial sectors of IT/ITES, BFSI, Consulting, FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharma, Education, Hospitality, Telecom etc., every year.

A company is eligible to participate in BCWI, if

  • It has operations in India
  • With a minimum of 500 employees in its Indian operations (The entire gender spectrum included)

Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India

Join us in celebrating the Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India! These companies have invested in one of the most important activities that will ensure the continued growth in Inclusion – that of data monitoring and benchmarking.

These two criteria are the difference between the most diverse, inclusive, successful companies and others. Companies that have understood the importance of data monitoring and benchmarking, and have been a part of this study consistently, see the amazing difference in their DEI journey.

Accenture Solutions Private Ltd.

Accenture has found that a culture of equality - the same kind of workplace environment that helps women advance to higher positions - is a powerful multiplier of innovation and growth.

Barclays in India

Barclays aims to foster an inclusive culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel they have an opportunity to be successful, and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays’ vision and goals.


Making gender equality the answer and not the issue EY’s ambition is to inspire and accelerate gender equality in the working world, to fulfil its purpose to “Building a Better Working World” and create long-term value for clients, people, and society. To not only hold themselves to account, but also be a beacon, setting the standard for others.

Genpact India Pvt. Ltd.

Genpact understands that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is essential to acquire, retain, and nurture the best talent. DEI is the cornerstone of Genpact’s corporate culture since its inception in 1997 and has been critical to its growth and success.

IBM India Private Limited

Attracting, retaining, and developing female talent across the world is not only essential to IBM’s company culture, it’s a business imperative.

Infosys Limited

Women in Technology, Infosys’s flagship program, continues to strengthen the participation of women in technology and business

KPMG India

KPMG recognizes the importance of creating an atmosphere that fosters inclusion, where diversity can thrive.

Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Novartis firmly believes in diversity and inclusion. Achieving gender parity and diversity has always been a key focus area in Novartis’ talent agenda. It makes systemic changes to work towards gender equity at the workplace and not just drive initiatives and events.

Target Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Target is a U.S.-based retailer serving guests at nearly 1,900 stores and Target.com.

Tech Mahindra

In the words of writer Bosa Sebele, “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise”. Tech Mahinda is also determined to empower their women associates to rise.

100 Best Companies for Women in India

Thank you to the hundreds of companies that stepped forward to make a difference. You have successfully created a new benchmark for Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate India. Join us as we congratulate the 100 Best Companies for Women in India!

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