Chennai, 20th September 2018: Working Mother and AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India is a unique study that has a 33-year old legacy in the United States under the aegis of Working Mother, a celebrated gender parity champion of the US. The Indian edition of the listing, which was launched jointly by AVTAR (Diversity & Inclusion Consulting pioneer in India) and Working Mother, follows the ethos of the study as established over the three decades. The Study, over the last thirty-three years in the United States, has only done alphabetical listing. And therefore, the Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) study is strictly an A – Z alphabetical listing.
- Substantiating the retention potential of women, the rate at which women leave their workplaces are lower than men across the corporate hierarchy, states the report. At C-Suite Level, the attrition rate of women stands at 4%, half of men’s attrition rate at 8%.
- Increased focus on holistic well-being of returning mothers through structured Phaseback programmes, helps companies prevent attrition of women at the critical life event – maternity.
- Women hiring dips by 2.5% between 2017 and 2018
- While the Promotion rates for women and men to C-Suite Level is at par, men are more likely to be promoted to mid management levels, according to the report