Vastu Housing Finance Corporation Limited, a digital-first housing finance company, has introduced a menstruation leave policy effective March 2023. The women employees can avail one full-day wellness leave, or two half-day wellness leaves every month, to prioritise their well-being.
The company focuses on a slew of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies to foster productivity, and innovation to empower women employees across the organisation.
Vastu Housing Finance has partnered with Global Women Connect to enable the participation of their female team members in a global mentorship program. This will provide women at Vastu with a platform to enhance and develop their leadership skills. The program facilitates year-long one-on-one mentorship for career progression with global business leaders.
The firm also offers dedicated training, upskilling, and development opportunities for women employees to build competencies in different business areas, as well as, acquire managerial skills to grow within the organisation.
In line with their commitment to advancing diversity in their workforce, Vastu will soon be launching a ‘Career Returnship’ Program for women. This program is specifically designed for women who have been on a career break for two or more years and is industry and function agnostic. Through this program, the company is committed to providing a mix of on-the-job and classroom training to selected program attendees. Those who successfully complete the training will be offered full-time positions at various corporate functions at Vastu.
Speaking on the DEI policies, Shefali Pathak, Head – People, Diversity and Change, Vastu Housing Finance said, “Since day one of the operations, we have been very intentional about being engaging and inclusive towards all our stakeholders, especially our team members. We strongly believe that having a diverse workforce enables deeper perspectives and fosters innovation. Diversity facilitates better decision-making, increased profitability, and an engaged work climate. It enables a culture of collaboration, empathy, and agility at work, which is crucial for organisational growth. We are committed to DEI being an integral part of our business strategy.”