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Infosys aims 45% women representation in workforce by 2030

July 19, 2021

Infosys Limited, a global information technology leader, is aiming to have 45 per cent women representation in its workforce by 2030, from the current level of 36.8 per cent. Globally, the company has 2,59,619 employees. The company is a signatory to UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP). Its efforts on gender diversity in the workplace emphasize the participation of women in technology, management and leadership.

The company said that its ambition is to have 45 per cent of women in their workforce by 2030 and that they were committed to providing a safe and positive work environment to all employees. The company has said that in fiscal 2021, 7,097 men and 4,731 women availed parental leave. A strong return to work post-maternity program has ensured 92 per cent of women returning to work and 88 per cent continuing in their professional journeys with us after 12 months of resuming work. There is 38.6 per cent of women in the workforce in Infosys Group, 22 per cent of the ESG Committee of the board comprise women, 66 per cent of the Non-Executive Board members are women, i.e. 2 of 9 members 10.8 per cent women at the leadership level across Infosys Group.

Under the Infosys Leadership Institute, the company runs a Leadership programme to train women for leadership roles. The program accelerates the readiness of women leaders, strengthening the pipeline and fostering an inclusive ecosystem and culture. Designed as a year-long program running till fiscal 2022, in partnership with Stanford GSB, the ‘I am the Future’ program provides holistic development opportunities for our women leaders globally.

The company ESG report says diversity and inclusion are key to building a balanced and inspired workforce. Our anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies apply to everyone in the company, including employees, clients and suppliers.

As a signatory to the UN Standard of conduct for businesses on tracking discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people, it encourages and maintains an inclusive workplace for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It launched an enhanced health insurance plan for employees based in India, which covers partners (same-sex, domestic, civil) as dependants, gender confirmation surgeries, among others.

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