|Fri, Nov 17 2017|
Tata Consultancy Services Limited has emerged as one of the Top 10 best companies to work for women in India, a recognition based on the ‘2017 Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India study’. The study conducted by Working Mother Media and Avtar Group in India is aimed at identifying the best practices and policies followed by companies to increase women’s workforce participation and highlighting organisations that champion sustainable careers for women. Over 360 companies spanning across various industries, geographical locations and line of business participated in this survey.
TCS was recognised for providing an inclusive and enabling environment for its more than 119,000 women in India. The study assessed all applications on several parameters including benefits, workforce profile, company culture, policies for women’s recruitment, retention & advancement and policies for safety and security to name a few.
TCS scored extremely well in company culture and work-life programme reflecting that the company’s culture has developed dynamically over time from the collective traits of its employees. TCS’ policies for women’s recruitment, retention and advancement were also recognised as the best in class. TCS was acknowledged as having a rich and diverse workforce profile and an excellent wellness programme for its employees. The safety and security policies were appreciated as one of the best, revealing the company’s commitment towards offering its employees a safe and secure working environment.
Ritu Anand, Senior Vice President, TCS and Ravi Viswanathan, CMO, TCS receiving the award
Commenting on this achievement, Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive Vice President & Global Head, Human Resources, TCS, said "I am delighted that TCS has emerged as one of the top 10 companies for Women. We believe that a diverse workforce provides a holistic view and brings in different capabilities & perspectives to formulate a business strategy for the growth of an organisation Our focus on diversity & inclusion and the effort to retain talent by implementing people friendly policies so that they realise their potential and grow with the organisation is helping us in our journey."
With a gender diversity ratio of 35%, TCS provides equal opportunities to a diverse workforce of over 380,000+ employees. TCS has focused on building and sustaining women leaders and has created unique programmes to support their career advancement. 11% of TCS’ senior leaders are women, with many of them holding business leadership responsibilities, globally. With over 84% as Gen-Y employees, TCS’ gender ratio at the fresh graduate level is 47%. TCS not only hires a high number of women associates but is also able to develop, retain and motivate them to take up key positions.
TCS celebrates the talent and the spirit of inclusion by investing in creativity, confidence and capability that TCS’ diverse workforce brings in. Ritu Anand, Senior Vice President, TCS, says, “It is our constant endeavour to leverage diversity of ideas from among our diverse workforce, by encouraging them to “be themselves”, aspire for their Mount Everest, perform to the core and realise their potential.”
About Working Mother Media
Working Mother is a role model, mentor and advocate for the US’ more than 17 million mothers who are devoted to their families and committed to their careers. Working Mother is a celebrated gender parity champion in the United States. Their annual list of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies celebrates its 32ndanniversary this year. It is one of the most prestigious lists in the U.S. and sets the standards for work life practices for U.S. companies. For more details, click HERE.
AVTAR set up in 2000, is India’s first diversity advocate & workplace inclusion expert. Renowned for its extensive work in the space of Diversity & Inclusion and more specifically, women’s workforce participation, it is the country’s largest provider of second career opportunities for women and is also the earliest to begin working on diversity audits and measurement. For more details, click HERE.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognised as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 389,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of U.S. $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE Limited and National Stock Exchange of India Limited. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.