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2017 Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI)

After having pioneered Diversity and Inclusion Consulting in India and having successfully assisted discerning organizations in making their workplaces more welcoming for women for over a decade now, AVTAR group brought yet another first to India in 2016 – the Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India study. Working Mother a division of Bonnier Corporation (US) that works to advocate the cause of working women and AVTAR, joined hands to launch a first-of-its kind study in India to honour companies that help women have sustainable careers. This study was launched in the United States in 1986 by Working Mother. Working Mother’s annual list of 100 Best Companies for Women to work just celebrated its 31st anniversary and is one of the most prestigious lists that has been setting the standards for work/life practices for companies in the US.

The inaugural edition of the study was very well received in corporate India and the Top 10 Companies and 100 Best Companies for Women in India were identified, listed and celebrated post the public announcement on the 10th of November 2016! Companies spanning every major industry, geographical location and line of business were part of the applicants.

The 2017 BCWI – the second edition of the study is set on a bigger canvas and aims to identify, share, showcase and celebrate best practices from India’s best employers to foster women’s career advancement. The study will be launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. Through this initiative, Working Mother & AVTAR will continue to catalyse the journey to gender balance for discerning organisations in Corporate India!

Apart from key demographics related to a company’s workforce, the study also covers comprehensively, the practices and policies an organisation has in place to attract, engage, retain and develop women through several initiatives.

Women's Recruitment,
Retention and
Advancement
Safety & Security Paid Leave Company Culture
and Work Life
Programs
Best Practices
Essay for Women’s
Career Enablement
& Advancements
Benefits Flexible Work