AVTAR Group invites nominations for 2017 Best Companies for Women in India study

India’s leading diversity and inclusion practitioner, AVTAR Group invites nominations from companies across industry segment for the second edition of ‘Best Companies for Women in India’. The project aims to recognize and reward best practices adopted by companies to build a sustainable women’s workforce in India Inc.

The 2017 BCWI study lays a platform to showcase the various initiatives undertaken by companies to improve the retention rate of women at workplace and also offer a conducive ecosystem. Participating companies will also be able to make peer-to-peer comparisons on best practices, and judge for themselves the impact of their choices. Companies with already-established gender parity goals will benefit from cross industry data and some may come out as equality champions, inspiring others and becoming the most desirable workplaces for talented & highly skilled women.

This initiative is spearheaded by India’s leading diversity & inclusion expert – AVTAR Group in association with US Based Working Mother Media. The first edition of Best Companies of Women in India (BCWI) in 2016 witnessed an overwhelming participation of over 300 companies from industry segments like IT, Manufacturing, BFSI, Healthcare, Education and many more. The program aims to study policies of companies based on several parameters like Women’s Recruitment, Parental leave, Safety & Security, Flexible Work and more. The Top 10 Companiesfrom 2016 are: Accenture, Cummins, Deloitte, EY, HUL, IBM, ICICI Bank, Intel, Mindtree, Morgan Stanley, People Combine (Due to a tie for one of the positions, there were 11 companies in the Top 10).

Companies from across industries can participate in the project. The last date for filing the application is June 30th, 2017. Interested companies, with a minimum of 500 employees (including both men and women) in India, can visit the official website of BCWI at http://www.avtariwin.com/best-companies to register. Companies can also contact us on 044 – 4294 1100/4294 2200 or write to anju@avtarcc.com or ek@avtarcc.comfor further details about BCWI.



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