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3 minute read | October 2018

2018 Working Mother & AVTAR Best Companies for Women in India recognizes corporates who sustain efforts towards improving women’s participation in the workforce

Mumbai, 1st October 2018  –  Nielsen India has been named among 100 best companies in India for women as per 2018 Working Mother & AVTAR survey for the third year in a row. The third edition of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) celebrates the corporates that have extended noteworthy efforts in making the workplace inclusive towards women. The 2018 edition witnessed participation of 345 companies across industries and they were assessed across multiple criteria including – workforce demographics, recruitment, retention and career advancement programs, safety and security initiatives, benefits, culture, leave and flexible work, and work-life programs.

Commenting on the recognition, Mahipal Nair, CHRO – South Asia, Nielsen, said, “At Nielsen India, we have always believed that diversity and inclusion are not only crucial to our growth but more importantly, comprise the core of our ability to innovate. We continue to take initiatives to ensure a safer, progressive and performance-led culture across our offices. We are humbled and honoured that our commitment to gender diversity and our efforts to help our women associates progress in their careers, has earned us a standing among the best 100 companies in the country for the third year in a row. With great recognition comes great responsibility and we at Nielsen India would continue to tread the path towards a healthy and diverse workplace”.

Speaking on this achievement, Nitya Bhalla, Diversity Leader – South Asia, Nielsen, said “What gives me great pride besides being in the top 100, is that we also took pole position when it came to three key categories – in offering access to flexible work programs, offering parental support benefits and anti-sexual harassment policy compliance. Through our efforts, we are not only building a safe and considerate workplace for women; but also evolving with the times to offer the preferred working environment to each and every Nielsen employee.”

Nielsen India employs over 5000 people across the country of which 23% account for woman employees. The company has formed various employee resource groups of which Women in Nielsen focuses on continuous improvement across focus areas such as recruitment, professional development, community outreach, and engagement as well as education. Besides, the company has always been progressive to include benefits such as crèche facility, maternity benefits, flexible working hours, pay parity and global career development programs for working mothers and women.


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