Diversity And Inclusion


  

BT and British Asian Trust launch partnership to help empower adolescent girls in India

BT (BT Group plc) and the British Asian Trust have launched a landmark three-year programme which will use apps, videos and other interactive digital technologies to empower young people, with a particular focus on adolescent girls, in India. Working with innovators and sector leaders, the programme aims to create a sustainable movement for change that will increase the opportunities available to girls between the ages of 10 and 19. The programme also aims to address critical areas such as education, health, economic empowerment and life skills. India’s population includes 120 million adolescent girls, which is about 10 per cent of the population. Many of these young women have little control over their own futures and face multiple barriers to fulfilling their potential. India has the hig...

W2RT – Much More Than a High Mathematical Probability

It is time that women claimed their rightful place as technology wizards in equal measure as men do and matched aplomb. With the intent to evangelize this idea, Women Wizards Rule Tech (W2RT) is a unique program designed exclusively for women professionals in core technologies, from IT-ITES/BPM, Product and R&D firms, with the aim of plugging the leaky leadership pipeline and nurturing women leaders.   A joint initiative of NASSCOM, NASSCOM Sector Skills Council and Data Security Council of India, W2RT was launched at the recently concluded NASSCOM D&I Summit 2018 in Chennai.   While championing this cause, we have to ensure that the gender gap is minimized, particularly when the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents so many new opportunities, hitherto inconceivable. Through extens...

NASSCOM Paytm Women in Technology Hackathon, April 2018

NASSCOM Paytm Women in technology- Build for India Hackathon sponsored by Pay-tm and the CEO of Paytm Bank – Renu Satti graced the closing ceremony of the Hackathon and encouraged all the Participants   The NASSCOM and Paytm collaboration for the Hackathon had many firsts in it. It was first of its kind hackathon where teams were led by Women leaders and the Ideas which came out will be in future mentored by Paytm. Before we go ahead, a brief of the event:   The Theme of the Event was “Build for India” The aim was to build a project to solve a problem in India. All projects built for the Hackathon were open sourced under Apache license and all code were added to a repository provided by the Paytm – Build for India initiative. AWS provided AWS free credits to all the participants. The...

Women Are Breaking The Venture Capital Glass Ceiling and How!

Women are at the helm of some of the largest businesses across the world, but when it comes to venture capital, there is a visible absence of women in decision-making circles. However, over the last few years, women are progressively taking giant leaps in the venture capital sector with some branching out to set up their own funds while many holding senior leadership positions with prominent firms. Angel investing has long been a male dominated field. But, the attitude is slowly changing with women investors becoming imperative to the startup ecosystem, in the face of their male counterpart signaling them that they bring with themselves an emotional quotient along with a powerful gut instinct. Moving ahead with practicality and unrestrained passion, women venture capitalists are successful...

Women in tech: There are 3 times more male engineers to females

When you Google ‘women in tech’, you are sure to stumble upon a plethora of forums and collectives clamouring for better representation of women in the technology sector. And it’s not just an empty slogan. There’s enough evidence and research that suggests that having more females in teams fosters innovation, creativity, productivity and results in more revenue. Ex-Uber engineer Susan J Fowler’s blogpost about her mistreatment at the tech giant and the article by Pinterest’s Tracy Chou asking for hard numbers about women in tech have only increased the conversations around gender diversity in tech. We at Belong are always looking for ways to create a more inclusive workplace. So it was only natural for us to look at what the benchmarks are when it comes to diversity numbers in India. The B...

I Made a Difference – Story Contest Part 3

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Initiative @MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and Redbus team participated in the story contest ‘I Made a Difference’ for all its employees in India. Employees were invited to share their story on how they positively impacted or empowered a woman – a mother, sister, wife, daughter or friend. The employees welcomed this contest with great enthusiasm and we received a good number of submissions. Out of the responses received, we selected the top winners; their story is below: Story 1 Name: Richa Devi, MakeMy Trip Topic:Took a social Stand against Discrimination & Abuse against Woman I had taken part in a Pan India protest, during the Jyoti (Nirbhaya) Case in 2013 and also recently took part in ‘ We will go out’ campaign organized in...

I Made a Difference – Story Contest Part 2

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Initiative First Rain team rolled out a unique story contest ‘I Made a Difference’ for all its employees in India. Employees were invited to share their story on how they positively impacted or empowered a woman – a mother, sister, wife, daughter or friend. Story 1:  Yogita Singh My story relates to – Colleague My effort – Will make a difference You can be a good mother & still follow your dreams. You totally can, if you so desire… My story revolves around one of my office colleagues. One day while talking to her she sounded depressed then on asking she told me that she had to leave her ailing daughter unattended. She was feeling guilty as she felt that she was not proving to be a good mother and she felt like ...

I Made a Difference – Story Contest

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Initiative @NTT DATA (WIN) team rolled out a unique story contest ‘I Made a Difference’ for all its employees in India. Employees were invited to share their story on how they positively impacted or empowered a woman – a mother, sister, wife, daughter or friend. The employees welcomed this contest with great enthusiasm and we received a good number of submissions given the two-day deadline. Out of the responses received, we selected the top 3 winners; their story is below: Name: Vasagiri Pujitha, Hyderabad Topic: Helped Educate a Girl Child I am from Kurnool and we had a lady dhobi coming to my home. She had four daughters but none of them had ever been to school.  I realized that the youngest girl was interested in studying, so I t...

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