Beginning from within: Empowering women and leading the change
Gender diversity and equality are increasingly being prioritized and appreciated in the professional world today. Many organizations are adopting proactive approaches to solve some major challenges that have plagued women professionals since ages: including pay disparity, sexual harassment, and other discrimination in terms of opportunity, promotion, and leave. It is these liberal organizations who are leading the way in translating empowering and diverse work cultures into the bigger picture – the Indian society.
- Acuver Consulting is exemplifying such a change as they critically consider the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of their female employees. They are establishing sensitivity, protection, and conducive growth as the pillars of a liberal and empowering work culture.
- With gender diversity and equality as part of the work culture through conducive growth opportunities for its women employees, Acuver is certainly leading the change.
- The consultancy company has garnered considerable women representation across all divisions and ensures that the numbers only rise by nurturing inclusivity and diversity.
No-questions-asked regarding postpartum remote working
At the outset, Acuver tackles the challenge of post-partum leave with a culture where no questions are asked regarding location of working and there is no room for a doubt. The company provides its women employees with the unarguable liberty of flexibility, regarded that targets and deadlines are met. The same flexibility applies across the organization. This gender equality and diversity enables everyone to give their best while maintaining organizational productivity as well.
Divya Ravi, Managing Consultant at Acuver, shares an intimate connection with Acuver in comparison to the other companies she has worked in. The working mother who has been in the organization for over 5 years, adds,
Accommodative approach to training
Apart from harnessing a sensitive and friendly workplace environment for women, Acuver goes a step further in nurturing their growth. For instance, if a woman is trained in a certain technology and wants to upgrade her skills, Acuver takes a responsible and proactive approach to enable growth through training programmes. As a result, women feel secure within the organization, even while remote working, because they have no qualms about their growth being hampered by this arrangement.
Sahana Rao, Associate Manager in the Human Resource Department, says
Each organization naturally mirrors the values, perspectives, and opinions of its leaders and founder. Acuver’s Founder Sunny Nandwani is known for his efforts to develop a gender diverse and equal work culture at the organization. He says,
The work culture at Acuver has been rightfully summarized as a ‘family’ by several women employees. Families not only encourage during the highs of life, but also support each other in times of need. Acuver does just that by forging strong familial bonds while creating an environment that is conducive to the development of an individual and thus the organization as well.