The Mahindra Group was honored with the #HeForShe award at the prestigious Bloomberg Equality Summit, 2019 for fostering an environment of inclusion and empowerment. C.P. Gurnani, CEO and MD, Tech Mahindra received the award on behalf of the Group.
The United Nations through its UN Women initiative activated the #HeForShe campaign in India at the Bloomberg Equality Summit which was held in Asia for the first time on October 14-15, 2019 in Mumbai. This drive for the advancement of gender parity aims to achieve equality by encouraging both genders to participate as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes.
Moving beyond the universally accepted business case for diversity to create an actionable plan for the advancement of gender equality, the Mahindra Group has always sought the most appropriate people for the job and given them the freedom and opportunity to grow.
Speaking at the Summit that brought together business and government leaders as well as activists to discuss inclusion and diversity, C.P. Gurnani, CEO and MD, Tech Mahindra, said, "Including women in the workplace and educational institutes should be a national agenda. Top executives of Indian companies need to make diversity and inclusion a personal agenda. Most of us realize that if you have diversity at your workplace you have a better balance, better creativity, better innovation and better multitasking capabilities. I'm very clear that for anything which is a change, the only way to drive it is to drive it from the top.”