STL features among ‘100 Best Companies to work for Women in India

With increasing focus on gender diversity in the corporate world, AVTAR & Working Mother have jointly instituted the ranking for “100 Best Companies to work for Women in India” for the first time. In the inaugural edition of this ranking, STL has been featured in the “100 Best Companies to work for in India”.

More than 350 organisations took part in this project and top 100 companies were picked on the basis of their workplace profile, flexible work hours, women recruitment & retention, benefits, paid time off, company culture and safety & security. Participating organisations were required to provide data of high-order granularity on their initiatives in each of these areas and a robust data-protected analytics tool was used to evaluate and establish impact points.

In its effort to improve everyday living experiences, externally as well as internally, STL has been at the forefront of some remarkable initiatives for women employees. One of the most prominent among these is the all-women night shift at its Aurangabad-based optical fibre manufacturing facilities at Shendra and Waluj. STL has received an overwhelming response for these shifts as it is one of the first companies to implement it in 2016. The company also focused on increasing gender diversity with nearly 15-20% women candidates joining its workforce from India as well as global universities.

STL also undertakes women empowerment initiatives at the rural level through Jeewan Jyoti. This institute provides equal learning and skill development to women in-and-around Pune for financial independence. The Award was presented by Working Mother, a celebrated gender parity champion in the United States and AVTAR, India’s first diversity advocate & workplace inclusion expert.