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Infosys—Driving Work-Life Effectiveness Through Employee Empowerment at Infosys

In 2003, Infosys launched a global council of six internal, senior women of varying nationalities who were tasked with conceptualizing and implementing an initiative that would create a gender-sensitive environment to attract, hire, and retain top talent, including women. Global counselors—female project managers and above who are trained to sensitize and educate other employees on gender-related matters, including topics such as managing work and personal situations, childcare concerns, managing conflicts at home, harassment in the workplace, and personal safety and security—ensure that women and men are effectively supported in their careers and personal lives.

An excerpt from this practice was published in 2008 in Making Change—Beyond Flexibility: Work-Life Effectiveness as an Organizational Tool for High Performance