Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership (GCWL) aims at “steering the global thinking on ‘women, business, & human rights’ and designing cutting edge programmes that enable millions of women to lead with equality and dignity.” The Centre strives to make gender equality the expected norm in Indian organizations and society. In specific, the Centre envisages to achieve its mission through specific, measurable and actionable objectives by:
Enabling women to develop to their full professional potential, further career goals, and contribute to workplace and business success
Challenging organization leadership to design workplaces where gender equity thrives
Collaborating with policy makers to promote women's leadership by advocating progressive practices and policies
The Centre, a unique academia-industry partnership between Ashoka University and Genpact, is carving pathways to enhance female workforce representation across various organizational levels, including top management. With a focus on finding implementable solutions, the Centre is committed to reducing barriers to advancements for women looking to expand their career horizons.
Women, in the workforce and returning to work, often face challenges that are barricades to their career growth. These are often influenced by social norms, organizational setups, and the seasoned thinking baton that has been passed down hierarchical structures and inherited across generations.
GCWL’s diligence, guided by academic research and industry benchmarks, is aimed at influencing policy and systemic changes across the Indian corporate and social sector. These changes are intended to support the presence of women in the Indian workforce, reduce female attrition, and foster a merit based system for advancements to leadership positions.
At GCWL, a multi-pronged approach is adopted to promote gender equality at workplaces. By synergizing high-impact projects, advocacy initiatives, and research, the Center is determined to change the status quo and make gender equality at workplaces a reality.