2018 Working Mother & AVTAR

Best Companies for Women

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2018 Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companiesfor 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 (BCWI) study. The study with its stellar 32-year legacy in the US, has had two very successful runs in India in 2016 & 2017, moving on to become the most comprehensive gender analytics exercise for Corporate India. Registrations for 2018 Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India study is open.

The inaugural edition in 2016 saw more than 350 companies participating and the 100 Best and the Top 10 being listed, alphabetically. The second edition launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017, had over 360 applicants. Companies spanning every major industry, geographical location and line of business were part of the applicants. The 2017 Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India list, along with the 2017 Top 10 Best Companies, were announced in October, 2017. They were felicitated at the Awards Ceremony as part of the first edition of the ‘Best Practices of the 100 Best’ Conference on the 16th of November, 2017 at Chennai.

While the 2016 inaugural edition identified, showcased and celebrated the first ever 100 Best Companies for Women in India List, the second edition last year also saw the institution of the inaugural Male Ally Legacy Award – a recognition programme that honoured senior male leaders from the corporate fraternity who relentlessly championed the cause of gender inclusion. In its 2018 edition, the BCWI canvas continues to get bigger with the institution of the inaugural Working Mother & AVTAR Award for Excellence in CSR - a recognition programme aimed at identifying and celebrating the most impactful CSR initiatives amongst applicant companies towards facilitating education and skill-building for under-privileged girl children and/or building employability and enabling economic empowerment of underprivileged women.

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 talent.

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