There has been a lot of talk and talk and talk about Gender Diversity and Empowering more women at work all around. I know we all obsessed with statistics and data, so here are some stats that might help us all end these discussions and Walk the talk:
– In India 48 percent of women drop out of the workforce before they reach middle management positions
– In India the government has mandated that all listed companies have at least one woman on the board, but 500-odd companies had defaulted on that as of October 2015
– India has one of the world’s largest gender gaps when it comes to labor force participation, with women accounting for 23-24% of the total labor force and generating a mere 17% of the share of GDP
– Indian women can add $2.9 trillion, or 60 percent to annual GDP, by as early as 2025, if allowed to participate in the workforce on an equal basis as men. This means that Indian companies are compromising on their profitability.
– According to a McKinsey report, women perform 9.8 times the amount of unpaid work than men in India. If that unpaid work were to be valued and compensated in the same way as paid work, it would contribute $300 billion to India’s economic output.
Hopefully most of you are now convinced that this is the reality and we as an HR community must walk the talk. Being from the Sourcing and Hiring community, I would surely take this opportunity to highlight certain amazing and inspiring Communities that are working hard to ensure that there are more #WomenAtWork. Would be a humble request to just follow their amazing work towards empowering more women at work and encouraging more and more companies to hire women employees.
1000000 Women Served, 40000 Job Connects, 5000 Success Stories and so on. Enough said right!!! Kudos to @Sairee the founder of Sheroes and her amazing team for creating this amazing platform aka
Onalytica‘s “Future of work Top 100 influencers and brands” featured our founder Sairee Chahal at No.53 in the influencer list and SHEROES at No.30 in the brands category. So what are you waiting for, just click here to connect with them and empower more women at work: https://sheroes.in/
In March 2015, JobsForHer was founded by Neha Bagaria and a team of 5 other women returnees, working out of Social, Church Street, a restobar in Bangalore. That team has now grown to over 60 members, with 80% women returnees, with a culture of high ownership, deep accountability and inclusive support to one another.
JobsForHer is an online portal that enables women to accelerate their careers by connecting to jobs, community, mentoring, reskilling & networking.
They are India’s 1st Storytelling platform for women leaders. A video story telling space that inspires women, strengthens their efforts, exchanges leadership ideas, fosters networking and reinforces their ability to contribute to growth. @shailichopra is the founder of ShethepeopleTV.
They are presenting the modern Indian woman a platform to discuss and share the challenges faced by this up-tapped leadership community. We are investing in women and they are investing in us.They also have some amazing events such as Bombaywaali, Power Breakfast, Feminist Rani, Women in Music, Women’s Ink and so on.
A media tech platform in the business of enabling women to tell their own stories. We are a community that inspires and empowers. womensweb.in
Women’s Web began in 2010 with one woman’s conviction that women were more interested in the world around them than conventional magazines gave them credit for. Women’s Web is a media tech company in the business of producing great content that inspires, and enables brands to reach a targeted digital audience.
Women’s Web enables women to share real stories, and is a leading resource for women in India – online as well as ‘in the real world’ over creative event formats.
India’s 1st ever professional magazine for Working Women!!! Yes, you read it right. Woman At Work is a first-of-its-kind professional magazine and digital platform for talented women at work in India, launched in 2015. It aims to provide insights and avenues for women professionals – in corporate and non-corporate sectors, entrepreneurs, consultants, sportswomen, artists, freelancers- to continue or return to the productive workforce and excel in their field.
This is a platfrom to enable women find their place in corporates, in businesses and in entrepreneurial ventures. Over the last three years, BTTF has helped several working women, women aspiring to return to work, women entrepreneurs realize their dreams by providing platforms to learn, to network and to grow.
@Anjaligulati13 is the Founder Director @ People Konnect & Back to the Front. They have some amazing sections such as Corporate BTFF, Inc 2.0 (A career transition program for women who want to return to corporate after a sabbatical), Kartbymoms : A marketplace for stay-at-home moms to sell their products to corporates : www.kartbymoms.com
Reboot is about YOU. A new beginning for women who left work to be daughters, mothers, wives, homemakers, care givers, et al. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you want to return to work now. But may not be sure when, where and how.
Reboot is a mentoring and coaching community of women professionals; those who want to return to the workforce and those who have followed the traditional trajectory. All women are welcome to join this network and explore flexible, smart and effective ways to do paid work.
@anupamaskapoor is the founder of this amazing and engaging platform. Reboot will help you get ready, redraft your resumes, train you, re-build your confidence and restart. Be a mentor, a coach and a companion through your transition and your journey.
Her Second Innings has been created as a platform to make women financially independent, emotionally strong and socially empowered. We know that a woman can transform herself and those around her when she believes in herself, and this belief comes from self-awareness and self-empowerment. Our collaboration with women professionals is based on a TRIAD OF TRUST
This will enable them to call out organisers who have all male panels and question the lack of female representation at the event. It will also allow organisers to access a list of women experts so that there is no excuse for “manels”. Do sign up for this amazing initiatives right here: http://womenspeakers.me/
What is Qween? – Quirky Women’s Empowerment Experiences Network.
Do you wish opportunities to work from home? Do you wish to network with like minded women? Do you wish to be cheered & not judged? Do you wish to have unique experiences? Do you wish to have more friends, mentors, business resources to get a jump start? This is what QWEEN is all about!
Creating better world where differences are accepted & celebrated to enable equal opportunities.
As a top 10 Global Diversity Consultant, we have collaborated with 100+ organisations, influenced 100,000+ individuals across regions. Our internationally acclaimed mentoring program has impacted 10,000+ women leaders. BeyondDiversity helps to promote a culture of respect, performance and equal opportunities for all.
I am hopeful that you will follow these amazing women leaders and communities and empower more women at work. Do add in and share more of such inspiring communities to this list, so that it will benefit us all as a community.