Avtar Group, India’s pioneers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Consulting, announced the winners of the 2022 Avtar & Seramount CSR Excellence Award for Social Inclusion of Women and Male Ally Legacy Awards (MALA). The Awards were announced at the Avtar and Seramount Best of the Best Conference 2022, India’s most respected conference on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Centered on the theme ‘Business is Good’, the Best of the Best conference 2022 brought together stakeholders across industry sectors where conscious efforts taken by the businesses in the domain of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a very experiential tenet of Human Resources, will set the leader apart from the laggard.
The Avtar & Seramount CSR Excellence Award for Social Inclusion of Women to recognize and laud CSR initiatives by companies for the impact created for empowering underprivileged women and girl children, economically. This award was conferred upon Cairn Oil and Gas, Vedanta Limited for the project ‘Mission Nand Ghar’. Through the project, the company ensured that women undergo entrepreneurship training and skill enhancement to start their micro-enterprise. Extensive training and credit linkages have also been provided to increase their contribution to the Indian economy. The beneficiaries have been equipped with a holistic support system to promote growth on a personal and professional scale.
The Male Ally Legacy Award celebrates male allies who have spearheaded change in the mindsets and attitudes towards women at the workplace.
Speaking at the event today, Dr Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, Avtar Group, said, “The CSR and MALA awards stand testament to the progress made by companies on various spheres of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – social commitment & nurturing culture. They have been raising the bar and that is good news. These awards identify role models across India for more organizations to be inspired by and follow suit. Avtar aims to make workplaces more inclusive and sensitive to every workforce segment and such recognitions help us acknowledge exemplary work.”
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation Managing Director, J. Innocent Divya, presented the awards to the winners and appreciated the efforts taken by Avtar for bringing the focus- Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity to organisations. She said, “Diverse and inclusive workplaces earn deeper trust and more commitment from their employees. It is a delight to watch Avtar and Seramount collaboratively take this effort to honor the companies and set an example and encourage others to be the leaders of the present and future. Appreciating the impressive number of women leader’s at on the winner’s list, she stressed on the importance of equity at workplace which offers proportional representation and opportunities for all.’