Eaton wins Zinnov Awards 2015 for Gender Diversity at the Workplace

Eaton wins Zinnov Awards 2015 for Gender Diversity at the Workplace

BANGALORE—Power management company Eaton has announced that it has been awarded the Zinnov Award 2015 for ‘Gender Diversity at the Workplace’. Eaton’s focus on gender diversity and the initiatives implemented at India level were well received by the jury and scored across parameters such as; key drivers, initiatives, benefits, change mechanism, implementation of specific policies. This is the 6th consecutive year of the awards which have been recognizing individuals and organizations that have inspired and contributed to the growth of the technology industry in India.

Eaton has a well-defined Inclusion and Diversity strategy globally and has implemented robust initiatives to accomplish the Inclusion and Diversity goals. One such initiative has been the launch of Inclusion ERGs (Eaton Resource Groups). These ERGs are WAVE – Women Adding Value at Eaton and ENGAGE – Eaton Next Generation Achieving Goals and Excelling. WAVE focuses on enhancing Gender Diversity for Women and has active participation from global and India leadership team. Through WAVE, Eaton has launched initiatives for talent attraction, development and retention.

“It is a great honor for us to win this prestigious recognition from Zinnov”. said, Viswanathan Krishnamurthi, vice president – IT, Asia Pacific, Eaton. “We are glad that our efforts towards enhancing gender diversity at our workplaces have been acknowledged so well. It motivates us to continue with and further strengthen our commitment towards building a gender inclusive culture and achieve better business results, growth and foster innovation.”

Pari Natarajan, CEO, Zinnov Management Consulting said; “Zinnov would like to congratulate Eaton on winning the Zinnov Award for Gender Diversity at the Workplace, which was truly well deserved. The Award was instituted given the relevance and scale of the problem today. Gender diversity is becoming a key focus for India based MNCs, especially in the technology space and it is encouraging to see a company like Eaton set the example for its peers. Their focus and commitment to Gender Diversity along with the balance and structure of their initiatives were very well received by the jury.”

To achieve the gender diversity goals, Eaton is driving multiple initiatives. It has programs that aim at encouraging multifaceted women engineering talent in India through educational scholarships at both undergraduate as well as post-graduate levels. Eaton has focused recruitment drives which are conducted at colleges for hiring early women talent and create a good women talent pipeline for the organization. Eaton also focuses on gender diversity enhancement at leadership positions. Mentor-mentee programs are organized for developing high potential women talent. Multiple events are organized for interactions with senior leaders and networking opportunities. Women networking events are conducted to provide opportunities to employees to network with industry leaders and peers. Various initiatives are taken to maintain the work-life balance to the employees.

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