Zensar featured in the 100 Best Company for Women in 2020 Working Mother & Avtar Best Companies for Women in India
Press Release | 18 Dec 2020
Pune, India, December 18, 2020: Zensar, a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with organizations across industries on their digital transformation journey, announced it has been featured in the ‘100 Best Company for Women in 2020 Working Mother & Avtar Best Companies for Women in India’(BCWI) . The same was announced in the first week of October 2020. The BCWI focuses on initiatives taken by companies to increase women’s participation in the workforce. This comprehensive study considers participating companies across various parameters like women focused benefits, safety and security measures, work-life balance, work culture, retention policies, opportunities, work culture etc.
Sandeep Kishore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar said, “Our inclusion in this report underlines our initiatives towards creating balanced leadership has shown results. We are fully committed to working on creating a culture where our women associates can realize their full potential. We will continue to leverage such industry platforms to learn, grow and evolve as a diverse, global team.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar, said “The half-decade long journey of BCWI, which took us through the deepest alleys of corporate diversity statistics, has indeed been a revelation. From seeing substantial increase in women’s representation to companies increasing their intent towards reshaping their workplace to be gender-inclusive, the study has evolved into handbook of impactful D&I strategies. It is heartening to see the efforts of BCWI helping companies unlock an array of potential and growth by enabling their women’s workforce consciously.” “It is also laudable that these companies are increasingly invested in creating a culture of inclusion and ally ship. As per the data from 2020 Working Mother & Avtar Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI), 33% of Diversity & Inclusion spend in organizations is for D&I learning,” explains Dr Saundarya.
Adding to this, Subha Barry, President of Working Mother Media, said, “Each year, we look forward to celebrating the 100 Best Companies in India by shining a spotlight on the progress women have made in the workforce. We are also excited to reveal the results from our second annual Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) in partnership with Avtar. We applaud these organizations’ diversity and inclusion efforts. These trailblazing organizations are paving their way for a more inclusive future."
"Commenting on this announcement, Vivek Ranjan, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Zensar said, “it is a matter of great pride and honour for us to be included consistently in this reputed report. Our D&I Council strives to train future women leaders, create platforms for women associates to thrive and carry out both their personal responsibilities along with pursuing their career ambitions. We will keep working towards creating women leaders by introducing new programs and initiatives.”
Some key initiatives include:
- Complete virtual work-place framework through Work from Anywhere model that we introduced recently for freshers
- Gender parity norms adherence during performance evaluation of team members, performance rating for women on / during maternity breaks and promotions
- Our D&I programs – Second Innings, Mandatory Gender Sensitization programs, Enablement Policies, Diverse Hiring, Development opportunities for Women in Tech
- Enhanced policies and programs to support our associates who continue to be in the Work from home mode
- Ongoing communication on our EAP, wellness sessions focusing on physical, mental and spiritual health for everyone, personal stories from associates.