Workspaces for women evolving in India, with flexible work schedules & mentorship drives 

The growing number of women across nations, communities and workplaces is instrumental in the growth and development of organizations.

May 27, 2022

A new India has emerged with women being the key enablers and drivers of growth, especially in technology, data and innovation sectors.

Most companies in India are willing to introduce work cultures in India to support women.

Deloitte India states that women's participation in the workforce has increased drastically over the years.

India could add US$ 770 billion to its GDP by 2025 by providing equal employment opportunities to women.

The increase in women’s participation in the workplace is one of the world’s most notable economic developments, compared to the last decade. With the number of working women in the country increasing, the competition is fierce and this also gives rise to cooperation, leadership and a growing force of women from all over the world. This growing number of women across nations and communities is also instrumental in the growth and development of organisations. 

With this, more and more organisations are promoting female leadership as they apply new tools and tactics to enhance their workforce ratio. Along with mentorship programmes and flexible work schedules, there are numerous initiatives that have contributed to diverse working culture. 

According to news reports, more and more companies in India are willing to introduce work cultures in India where women feel appreciated and supported. A great example of this is VMware, a cloud computing and virtualization company that regularly initiates training courses, policies on maternity leave and employee wellbeing, paid pandemic leaves and also encourages women to upskill and return to work. 

Striking the right balance:

In a forecast made by Deloitte India, the women’s participation in the workforce has increased drastically over the years, with more and more women entering recruitment drives, gender-neutral policies, benefits, equal pay-parity, flexible working arrangements etc. This trend is also likely to continue and will see many organisations adopting the culture in order to make it easier for women to strike a balance and to also embrace gender balancing initiatives. 

Various sources also state that India could add US$ 770 billion to its GDP by 2025 by providing equal employment opportunities to women. A new India has emerged with women being the key enablers and drivers of growth, especially in technology, data and innovation sectors. Sustainable development goals also help women achieve gender equality and give equal rights to economic resources, access to ownership and control of property and, finances.​​