The Maternity Benefit Act – A Perspective

My take on the new #‎MaternityBenefitAct : “As someone who has been witnessing the progress of Diversity & Inclusion from a nascent science to a competitive talent strategy of companies, I am delighted to note that there is a strong possibility that mandated maternity leave to be offered by companies is being raised to 26 weeks. This will surely prevent at least 20% of regretted attrition of women in the age group of 25 to 35, being faced by organizations. It also takes India right up in the rankings (way higher than the US, Japan, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, France and a host of other countries) as regards maximum paid leave for maternity. I am equally thrilled that adoption leave of 12 weeks is also available. Read More » “The Maternity Benefit Act – A Perspective”


Best Companies for Women Comes to India!

In 1985, the Working Mother Group of US created the world’s first tool to collate information about companies that were the best employers for women. Today, 30 years later, we at AVTAR take great pride in sharing with you that we have brought the Best Companies for Women project to India. I am truly delighted and humbled that AVTAR has been instrumental in customizing this tool to the Indian workplace and contributing to India’s knowledge about women’s careers.
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