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HCL offers exceptional career advancement for its women

 May 26, 2016

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As a future oriented organization and a corporate citizen, HCL Technologies aims to be at the forefront of encouraging diversity. One way of achieving this is to get more women to choose an education and career in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Towards this, presence of women role models plays a key role. Two-thirds of the respondents in a Rockefeller Foundation survey said, it is especially important for women starting their careers to have women in leadership positions, as role models.

HCL Technologies has strong female leadership

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Executive Director and CEO of HCL Enterprise and is ranked as one of the Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women. She knows that in a workplace, diversity brings about different viewpoints are an invaluable asset to a new dynamic culture in the workplace. "Diversity is embedded in HCL's DNA and we truly want women to become part of this journey."

She also appreciates that it's important to maintain a balance between work and life. "Think of your life as a work-life choice and there are some days that work becomes more important, there are some days that elements outside the workplace become more important - and you're constantly juggling with those choices. And the most successful women amongst us have juggled with those choices and learnt to live with their decisions, without any guilt. And that's truly what we want to be able to empower women with who are at HCL and who are considering joining HCL after a certain gap."

#SheInspires further women leaders in STEM

HCL's #SheInspires captures the life stories of women who've blazed a trail in the STEM fields. We're hopeful, with these stories and our further programs will help inspire the next generation of women leaders in STEM. Share your story on social media, using #SheInspires. You never know who you would inspire.

Watch the HCL #SheInspires videos.

Making gender diversity a reality

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Our technology products, services, and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. Women's empowerment is an important part of our holistic diversity agenda and we believe in initiating changes that will play a pivotal role in this direction.

HCL is committed to women's empowerment and celebrating the contribution of women in the organization.

The three key elements of HCL Technologies’ gender diversity strategy involve:

  • Leadership commitment and extensive ongoing advocacy to address the unconscious bias in the workplace
  • On-boarding multiple stakeholders and driving the agenda based on diversity and inclusion goals of the respective unit, wherein the framework is global but the implementation is global to suit varied business and location needs
  • Two enabling programs for women leadership development which are based on formal mentoring:
    ASCEND - which mandates increases in the representation of women in senior management via multiple ways, including support programs, peer mentoring and coaching at all levels, and providing platforms to enable women leaders to learn and exhibit transformational leadership
    STEPPING STONES - which is a focused career development program to enable mid-level female employees to realise their career aspirations and potential and help them in their developmental journey. It focuses on coaching women who are new mothers and require help to manage the new expectations at work and home

HCL runs a number of further diversity-oriented programs which contribute towards our gender diversity agenda including:

  • HCL Women Connect aims to engage and advance women through development programs, and advocates a gender neutral work environment by suggesting appropriate policies as well as positioning HCL as an employer of choice by women across the globe. The group also coaches and counsels aspiring young women professionals, shares experiences on work/life priorities and includes life coach support, daycare in office premises, concierge services, and policies such as extended maternity leave, work from home, flexible careers and flexible work hours
  • Feminspiration is a platform facilitated by the HCL Women Connect Affinity Network in which successful women leaders are invited to address employees and provide insights into successful leadership as well as understand perspectives on gender matters
  • BlogHer is an internal platform where aspects of gender-neutral policies are discussed in a constructive, non-hierarchical manner that helps both HCL and our employees to demystify workplace myths and stereotypes on gender, culture and further issues
  • Opportunities to interact with HCL Board Members including via meetings organised each quarter for women leaders to exchange thoughts, ideas and perspectives with HCL Board members to provide an ‘outside-in’ view for the women leaders and to gain insights on diversity and inclusion in the workplace

As a result of HCL’s gender diversity strategy and initiatives, our overall gender ratio has been sustained while there has been an improvement in the middle level of the organisation, which we believe will translate into improved representation of women at the leadership level in years to come.

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From pioneering modern computing in India to reshaping the ideas of healthcare delivery and youth employability, HCL is fueled by the courage to take risks and a sense of purposeful restlessness towards finding solutions that touch lives in new and progressive ways. HCL has revolutionized Indian technology and product innovation with many firsts to its credit.

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