Upcoming Catalyst India Events
August 30, 2016: Webinar: D&I Logues Preview - Join us to learn what you can expect from the September event.
September 29, 2016: Catalyst D&I Logues Conference Event
Attend Catalyst D&I Logues
Catalyst India will host D&I Logues on September 29, 2016. In addition to an exciting leader to leader conversation with Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst, and the iconic leader, Dr. NS Rajan, Group Chief Human Resources Officer and Member of the Group Executive Council, Tata Sons, the event will explore individual and organization approaches that have intentionally made change through the four leadership behaviors that Catalyst has linked to workplace cultures of inclusion, team citizenship, and employee innovation. We call them the EACH Behaviors: E = Empowerment, A = Accountability, C = Courage, and H = Humility. It takes EACH of us to make change for all of us. View the full agenda, and register for the event today! Book your room at the Taj Land's End with our preferred rate by filling out this form and emailing it to the contacts listed on the form.
Catalyst Commends the Passing of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill
It is commendable that the government has passed the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, which extends maternity leaves from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. This shows that organisations and the government understand the business case for having more women employees in the workforce. Therefore, the next logical step is for organisations to take further steps to ensure smooth reintegration of women returning to the workplace after maternity leave. It is essential to implement returnship programmes and fair performance management systems that do not penalize women for maternity breaks as well as to make flexible work arrangements a business strategy for all eligible employees. Companies should also make the effort to ensure their women employees feel valued, since the sooner they re-integrate, the smoother the transition back to work and productivity will be. Read our full statement.
Catalyst India In The News
"Shreya Ukil Vs. Wipro: Lessons In Workplace Gender Discrimination," CXO Today, May 5, 2016
"Companies bat for equal pay for equal work," Times of India, April 12, 2016
"India Inc begins audits for equal pay," Times of India, February 4, 2016
About Catalyst India WRC
Founded in 2011, Catalyst India WRC is a membership community composed of 80 leading corporations and professional firms committed to building inclusive workplaces that expand opportunities for women and business in corporate India. With insights from its highly regarded research, solution-based tools, convening events, global staff and members, and the Catalyst India Advisory Board, Catalyst India works with its members to build a robust pipeline of current and future leaders in India Inc.