Gender Diversity: Attracting and Retaining Women
Explosive growth for CSC India has led to plentiful business opportunities. However, another boom is emerging — that of women working in the IT sector.
As a company at the forefront of change, CSC India has launched the Diversity initiative, a program to support gender diversity and attract and retain our women employees. The underlying principle of the initiative is that gender diversity leads to a more creative, flexible and innovative organisation that is in tune with the society and the market. We believe that by recognising the strengths of each gender, working relationships become more productive, increasing the mutual understanding, respect and trust.
As part of the diversity initiative, a diversity council has been set up at each CSC location in India, which is supported by an HR representative. A helpline called “Helpline@Planet W” has also been launched to support communication between our women employees and council members.
Another supporting program that has been launched is the mentoring program, which focuses exclusively on skill and career development of our women employees; this is in addition to the regular workshops and training that our people avail at CSC India. Members of senior management at CSC India are volunteering as mentors in this initiative.
CSC India has also held, for the first time, a training program on wellness and self-defence as well as a free health camp for our women employees.
CSC India’s multifaceted diversity initiatives have been recognised by the industry — in 2005, the Madras Management Association honoured us with the Best Women-Friendly Company award.
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