HP And Modicare Ltd. Among Top Places For Women To Work: Study

Great Place to Work® India announces India's Best Workplaces™ for Women 2021 in the largest study in India that assesses gender parity.

Great Place to Work® has been studying employee experience and people practices across organizations for over three decades. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place to Work® Institute for assessment, benchmarking and planning of actions to strengthen their workplace culture. Great Place to Work® India has announced India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women in 2021.

In India, the research conducted by Great Place to Work® has focused on the state of trust in workplaces, what drives employee experience, and its impact on the business outcomes. The research reveals that there is a clear and direct relationship between employee engagement and financial performance and the best workplaces consistently outperform major stock indices in India. 

India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women is the only study on gender parity in the workplace that takes an integrated approach and takes into consideration i. Employee voice, ii. Employee representation across levels and iii. Inclusive practices to assess and arrive at the Best Workplaces in the country. This year, for the 4th edition of India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women, 712 organizations were evaluated for consideration in this list from across 23 different industries, representing the voice of more than 23 lakh employees. 

Through their research of the Best Workplaces for Women 2021, Great Place to Work® in India has revealed some fascinating insights. Interestingly, representation of women at the Best Workplaces is at 27 per cent as compared to 15 per cent in the Rest - and beats the average economic participation in the country! In fact, 68 per cent of the Best Workplaces have higher than the average representation of women in senior leadership positions, which stands at 13 per cent in the country. 

Through a virtual awards ceremony held over the weekend, Great Place to Work® India along with their partner, Outlook Business, has recognised 150 organizations as India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2021 - honouring 100 organizations with employee strength of more than 500 (in the Large Companies category), and 50 with employee strength between 100 to 500 (in the Mid-size companies category). 

As an outcome of their study on India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2021, Great Place to Work® India has also released their research report that identifies what sets the Best Workplaces™ apart from the rest. The report and the complete list of India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2021 can be viewed here. 

This conversation of gender parity does not take place in isolation. The conversation must also expand into various other avenues of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and requires a movement from intent to action. 

Above all, to build a great place to work FOR ALL, having a FOR ALL mindset is indispensable. Leaders must constantly re-evaluate the needs of their people to be successful and help teams achieve their goals. 

The key lies in acknowledging differences yet providing a consistent experience for the entire workforce. In short, being a FOR ALL leader is better for business, better for people, and better for the world. 

The top 10 in the Large Companies category (in alphabetical order):

  • Aegis Customer Support Services Pvt. Ltd. (a Startek company)
  • Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
  • GCC Services India Pvt. Ltd. (AB InBev)
  • HERE Technologies
  • HP
  • Intuit India
  • Mastercard Incorporated
  • NatWest India
  • Whirlpool of India Ltd.

The top 10 in the Mid-size Companies category (in alphabetical order):

  • Chalet Hotels Ltd.
  • Euronics Industries Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gainsight Software Pvt. Ltd.
  • GUS Global Services India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Inorbit Malls (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lennox India Technology Centre
  • Modicare Ltd.
  • MongoDB
  • SAS Research and Development Pvt. Ltd.
  • Thoughtsol Infotech Pvt. Ltd.


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