Course Details

Did you know that women in India represent 48% of the population, though they contribute only around 17% of GDP compared to 40% in China. Furthermore, between 2010 and 2020, the number of working women in India dropped from 26% to 19%," stated by the World Bank.

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and dramatically accelerated the need for new workforce skills. The pandemic has made it clear that India would need to bring its missing women to the workforce. 

Increasing women's workforce participation leads to better living standards for individuals and families, improves the bottom line of businesses and is a significant driver of national economic growth.


Learning Objectives:

  • Significance of the Gender Gap in the Workforce.
  • Ways to reduce this gender gap.
  • Responsibilities of individuals and organizations to ensure equality


Why Should you attend?

After doing this course,

  • You will understand the causes and effects of having a very small percentage of women in the workforce.
  • You will learn how the imbalance in the workforce can be tackled.
  • You will be able to get a better picture of how Industry Leaders think on this topic and better prepare yourself to be a part of the workforce.


Know your Speakers

C P Gurnani - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Tech Mahindra. With an exceptional entrepreneurial style of management that is a blend of enthusiasm and dynamism, he has been awarded the 'Best CEO of the year' three years in a row by Business Today.

Rizwan Koita - Co-founder of CitiusTech– one of the first 25 Unicorns in India and one of the very few companies globally to achieve Unicorns status with no external funding– since 2005, and led the company as its CEO for 16 years. More so, his philanthropic venture, Koita Foundation, supports digital health initiatives and NGO transformation in India.

Nishchae Suri - President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at EdCast. With over 25 years of rich experience in areas of HR, Strategy & transformation, Leadership & Talent Management, Learning and Development and Rewards, he has worked with clients in over 25 countries.



"Went into the conversation with my doubts - 3 men talking about issues due to lack of Women? But I was promptly convinced! The observations were pretty on point. I’d definitely give it a 5 star rating."- Karishma Karim, NGO Worker

"As an HR person, this program really helped me and gave me an outlook to issues I didn’t even understand before."- Alex Massey, HR Manager


Who can do this program? 

Anyone who wants to understand why there are less women in the workforce and how can we bridge this gap.

This program will benefit you the most if you are

  • An Employer
  • HR person in Talent Acquisition
  • Headhunter

Program Structure

This is a one hour conversation between C.P. Gurnani and Rizwan Koita anchored by Nishchae Suri.

Session Flow

  • Impact of Gender Gap at workplace
  • The Skilling Imperative in India: The Bridge Between Women and Work
  • Boosting female leadership
  • Equality = Growth
  • Q&A

Studies show, Fortune 500 companies with three or more women on the board, had a significant performance advantage over those with fewer women on the board, which includes up to 73% higher return on sales, up to 83% higher return on equity, and up to 112% higher return on invested capital, yet the Indian companies have much lower women representation in senior positions compared with multinational firms.

Skilling has been touted as a solution. Skill building is more prevalent than it was prior to the pandemic, with 69 percent of organizations doing more skill building now than they did before the COVID-19 crisis.

Get your certificate of completion

  • DURATION 60 Minute(s)
  • LEVEL Entry Level (0-2 years), Junior Level (2-7 years), Mid Level (8-15 years)
  • FORMAT Online Self Paced
  • Academy Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Topics Sensitisation

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