Mumbai, November 10, 2016: As part of the Best Companies for Women in India 2016 study report, AVTAR Group in association with Working Mother Media revealed the 100 Best Companies for Women in India list. The Top 10 Best Companies for Women in India are listed below (in alphabetical order):

Ø Accenture,

Ø Cummins India,

Ø Deloitte in India,

Ø EY India,

Ø Hindustan Unilever Limited,

Ø IBM India,

Ø ICICI Bank,

Ø Intel Technology India,

Ø Mindtree Technologies,

Ø Morgan Stanley,

Ø People Combine Educational Initiatives

(There are 11 Companies listed since there has been a tie between two Companies)

The Best Companies for Women in India Study 2016, instituted by Working Mother in partnership with AVTAR Group, aims to identify best practices and policies followed by companies for increasing women’s workforce participation. The study was conducted amongst 350 participated, biggest employers in the country and lists the 100 Best Companies for Women in India.

Commenting on the study on best companies for women in India, Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, AVTAR Group said, “The Indian workplace needs stories of understanding organizations, role-model organizations – organizations that enable the Indian Woman professional to rise to the fullest of her potential. We are absolutely delighted and proud that we have these amazing organizations in our Top 10 list. At the forefront of change in the Indian workplace are these inspiring organizations who will ensure that India rises in the Gender Gap Index!”

Ms. Subha Barry, Vice President & General Manager, Working Mother Media commented, “We are very proud and excited to recognize these extraordinary companies who excel in their progressive policies and leadership programs to advance women here. The winning companies are models of excellence, not only to attract the best employees, but to retain and promote them as well.”

The selection was basis data of highest order granularity spanning seven key policy clusters, namely, Workforce profile, Flexible work, Women’s recruitment and retention, Benefits, Paid-time, Company culture and Safety and security, as provided by the applicant companies. With two companies scoring exactly the same over all parameters, there has been a tie and the inaugural edition of the 100 Best Companies for Women in India lists 11 Companies in the Top 10.

The Best Companies for India is the first global expansion of Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, which has been published in the U.S. for 31 consecutive years