NEW DELHI: In a bid to achieve a fair representation of gender mix in workforce, corporates in India are adopting various initiatives that aid in career advancement, engagement and life stage support for its women employees.
Though 48 per cent of Indian population is women but their participation in the workforce is merely 28.5 per cent and this low participation is due to various social stigmas along with higher drop-out rate in education, Pankaj Bansal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PeopleStrong, said.
Organisations across the world are aware of the gender gap especially at the senior management levels and are acting to bridge it. Besides providing various leadership programmes, companies are monitoring pay and career progression to protect against unconscious bias.
This article was published on EconomicTimes.com