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Most Inclusive Companies Index

Transformational journey and accomplishments must be recognized for inspiring future champions, especially when you are a changemaker in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Uncertain) world.

Working Mother & Avtar Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) is Corporate India’s pioneer inclusion Index in the country that recognizes companies whose inclusion intent transcends all diversity dimensions. Starting in 2019, MICI identifies the most inclusive companies from the list of applicant companies with exceptional practices towards the inclusion of gender, generation, sexual orientation (LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, queer), physical capabilities (PwD – People with Disabilities), and culture.

MICI Champions 2020

Cheers to the Champions! It is our vision, through this initiative, is to help organizations understand gaps in their workforce diversity profile and provide a strategic roadmap to drive internal change towards creating Inclusive workplaces.

Hearty Congratulations to these stellar organizations that have shown utmost commitment towards creating truly inclusive workplaces. Proud, privileged and honored to present these companies and their best practices to the world.

Accenture Solutions Private Ltd.

Accenture embraces its rich diversity as a “culture of cultures”, which is all about people around the world living its shared core values and bringing their unique skills and experiences to create lasting value for clients and communities.

ANZ Bengaluru Service Centre

ANZ is committed to building a community where every single person is valued, heard, respected, empowered, and feels a real sense of belonging.

Barclays in India

Barclays global D&I strategy establishes objectives, initiatives and plans to create a culture that values difference and fosters inclusion. This is embedded via five global pillars of focus: Disability, Gender, LGBT+, Multicultural, and Multi-generational.


Valuing our differences as we solve the toughest challenges together. Diversity is about differences and at EY, all differences matter.

IBM India Private Limited

Various forums, events and meetings are being held these days to discover how organizations can be more inclusive. Affirmative steps are in process, but it is taking longer than we imagined. Why?

Infosys Limited

The D&I vision of the corporation is an integral part of the Infosys Code of Conduct contained in a powerful tenet viz., ‘Respecting Each Other.’

KPMG India

KPMG's objective is to provide an inclusive environment that attracts and retains a value and purpose-driven diverse workforce; cultivates the intellectual capital of unique skills, backgrounds, and experiences for innovative solutions; and enables their people to thrive in their careers.

Midland Credit Management India Private Limited

Midland Credit Management India Pvt Ltd is committed to cultivating a culture that embraces all aspects of diversity and where every individual can thrive at work.

Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra has global operations in 90+ countries. The organization recognizes the value diverse people bring to the workplace.

US Technology International Pvt Ltd

UST’s recognition with the Avtar ‘Champion of Inclusion’ award is a testament to the organization’s unwavering efforts towards creating an inclusive community.

MICI Exemplars 2020

ABB India Pvt Ltd.

As a global pioneer with a 125-year history, ABB strives to create an environment that brings the power of diversity to life; where people with different backgrounds and experiences thrive in both their professional and personal lives. With a robust Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy, ABB has inculcated a gender diverse and inclusive culture in offices across the globe.

ADP Private Limited

ADP is an equal opportunity employer and believes that highly engaged, diverse associates are the foundation for building an inclusive company – and a better world.

AstraZeneca India Pvt Ltd.

An inclusive culture - We expect everyone at AstraZeneca to observe the highest standards of integrity and honesty and to act with care, diligence and fairness. Our Code of Ethics emphasises our company Values and guides employee conduct. Our policies and procedures help protect against discrimination on any grounds and cover recruitment and selection, performance management, career development and promotion, transfer, training, retraining and reward. 

AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.

AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd has a three strategic levers to build an Inclusive Culture wherein Diverse Talent can thrive and contribute to the organization. 


Inclusion is part of Citi’s DNA and having a workforce as diverse as the clients and communities, is a business imperative for Citi. 

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive culture where everyone irrespective of their differences feels valued and supported in their professional development, resulting to better business results. 

Cushman & Wakefield India Pvt Ltd.

At Cushman & Wakefield India, Diversity and Inclusion lie at the very heart of the firm. Much like the heart, it is the guiding force behind the firm building a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences to create an enjoyable work experience where innovation can thrive and everyone celebrates themselves authentically.

Cyient Ltd.

A diverse and skilled workforce is imperative for business growth and success, and an inclusive work culture enhances creativity, positivity and productivity by bringing together diverse perspectives 

HP Inc.

We at HP are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We recognize that HP is breaking the usual cultural models, and we serve as innovators and examples to other companies.

Integra Software Services Pvt Ltd.

We at Integra are proud that our organization is truly a diverse one, with diversity at multiple levels. Integra is a potpourri of different cultures. We have employees from most states, spanning the length and breadth of India.

Mastercard Incorporated.

At Mastercard, inclusion and diversity are about more than bringing together people with different backgrounds.

Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt Ltd.

As an equal opportunity employer, Omega has always gone that extra mile to develop and engage women employees. 

Standard Chartered Global Business Service

Gender diversity is critical to our success as a business and fundamental to helping us achieve our purpose and our valued behavior #BetterTogether to life.

Target Corporation India Pvt Ltd.

Diversity and inclusion is more than just a goal, at Target it’s at the very core of its beliefs. Being inclusive empowers Target to embrace diversity and they believe inclusivity makes teams, and Target better.

Tech Mahindra

Our efforts to ensure diversity and create gender inclusiveness are not limited to our employees but include all our stakeholders.

ThoughtWorks Technologies India Private Ltd.

At ThoughtWorks, we actively encourage heterogeneity of thoughts, perspectives, ideas and solutions. We believe that no matter who you are or how you identify, you deserve respect, empathy and equal opportunity to succeed. 

US Technologies International Pvt Ltd.

UST Global is recognized as a brand where diversity and inclusion are imperatives, ensuring diversity not only in its workforce but also in its culture and values.

Zensar Technologies

Zensar Technologies focuses on providing cutting-edge digital solutions and services by leveraging technological innovation and living digital.

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Frequency Asked Questions

The Working Mother and Avtar Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) aims to identify companies that are committed to their inclusion goals in accommodating the diverse, marginalized talent pools, including women, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), PwD (People with Disability), etc. Please find answers to a few of the general queries on MICI below. If you require further assistance, please use the contact option on our website.

No, for a company to participate in MICI, it has to necessarily apply to BCWI.

No, a company can choose to participate in MICI.

Yes, there is a separate application form with close to 150 questions covering areas including Diversity Profile, Practices for Recruitment, Retention and Advancement and Company Culture.

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