DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a Fortune 500 global technology services provider, today announced it has achieved the milestone of having 40% women in its Indian workforce, one year earlier than anticipated.
DXC Technology has about 43,000 employees in India. In June 2020, the company pledged to increase the percentage of women in their workforce in India from 28% to 40% by 2024. The company exceeded this objective in less than three years. To achieve this feat, DXC not only increased its intake of women graduates from universities but also amplified outreach to women candidates for experienced hiring. Furthermore, DXC focused on building mid- and senior-level women leaders by instituting a series of leadership programs for women and fostering an inclusive culture by implementing several industry-leading programs, initiatives and engagement practices thoughtfully designed for taking care of women employees.
Nachiket Sukhtankar, Managing Director – DXC Technology, India, said, “We still have miles to go as we aspire to set new benchmarks in gender diversity and inclusion. Nonetheless, I firmly believe this step holds immense significance in achieving an equal future.”
Lokendra Sethi, Head of HR – DXC Technology, India, said, “The milestone of 40% women in DXC India’s workforce fills us with great excitement as we realized this goal in a very short time and six months ahead of our expectations.”
Further to its mission of becoming a diverse and inclusive employer, DXC is also investing in training underprivileged women students to create a workforce of skilled women for the industry. It recently trained 10,000 women engineers to enhance their chances of landing job opportunities. It referred to the same curriculum used for the company’s employees.