The Index will assess your work by asking a series of questions about things you might have done. We split the questions across different sections – employee policy, the employee life-cycle, staff network groups, allies and role models, senior leadership, monitoring, procurement, and customers, service users and clients.
We’ve developed our questions based on years of experience working with employers. Regardless of where you are on your inclusion journey, the Index can help guide your progress.
Understanding the lived experiences of your employees is crucial to inclusion. They should directly inform the change being made at your workplace.
The Index will give you insight into staff experiences through an anonymous survey. All you need to do is promote the survey to your employees and leave the rest to us.
Diversity Champions will receive a survey summary, showing employee opinions, attitudes and experiences. You’ll also be able to compare your organisation’s data to sector and regional averages.
Entering the Index is a fantastic way to show your commitment to LGBT equality. It demonstrates that making your workplace, services and products LGBT inclusive is a priority.
Employers benefit the most from the Index when they use it as a developmental framework.
One feature of the Diversity Champion programme is feedback on your Index submission. Once we’ve reviewed your work, we’ll give you in-depth written and verbal feedback. We’ll also provide you with best practice examples and ways we can support you further.
Knowing what you’re doing well and where you can improve will help you develop a robust action plan.
Interested in sponsoring India Workplace Equality Index 2022?
Employers who have successfully embedded LGBT+ inclusion in their policies, hiring practices, external communication, demonstrating a long-term and in-depth commitment towards LGBT+ inclusion
** 2 businesses from McKinsey & Company – McKinsey Global Services, India and McKinsey Kn, India, participated and has been recognized in Gold category
Employers who have made significant achievements in promoting LGBT+ inclusion at the workplace, demonstrating progress and impact over time.
** 1 anonymous submission
** 15 organisations did not meet the minimum threshold
Bronze Award Winner
Silver Award Winner
Silver Award Winner
Bronze Award Winner
Being a part of the India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2020 was a fruitful and meaningful exercise for us as an organisation. The overall mechanism was devised in a way that brought out all aspects of LGBT+ Inclusion with the intent of doing a deep-dive on where we are and where we aspire to be. We are glad and honoured to be featured in the Index and will continue our bit in making this world a more equitable one for LGBT+ people.
Shilpa Sinha Harsh
Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Communications, CSR and D&I
At Mastercard, Inclusion and Diversity means more to us than bringing together people with different backgrounds. For us, it’s an understanding that when we create meaningful connections, inspire acceptance and cultivate a culture where we all belong, we are a better team—one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.
We are delighted to be a part of India Workplace Equality Index (IWEI) 2020. The Index gave us a platform to showcase the work we are doing to support the LGBTQ+ community and promote inclusion in the workplace. It also gave us a view of the exemplary work driven by other organizations and institutions to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and allyship.
We are extremely proud of this recognition and it encourages us to continue working towards building more and more programs and policies that are needed to address the issues faced by LGBTQ+ community today.
Senior Vice President, People and Capability, South Asia
IWEI is a remarkable, one of a kind platform for organizations to evolve their DEI agenda and benchmark their LGBTQ initiatives at the workplace. The survey helped us look through our existing support structures with the lens of continuous evolution, and reflect on what we do well and what we can do better when benchmarking to other best in class workplaces. Being recognized for our existing culture through receiving the Gold certification is a proud moment for Bain and Company India; it provides us with the encouragement to continue our commitment to this critical agenda.
Vice President – Talent
At VMware, we are focused on driving a culture inclusive of all forms of diversity. PRIDE@VMware provides a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQI+ to advocate for equal rights and respect for everyone at VMware. Through community building, education, and activism, PRIDE@VMware helps attract, retain, and grow bright and diverse talent and envisions a time and place where every employee can feel they belong. Our focus is to position VMware as the employer of choice for LGBTQI+ and scale our impact across VMware & beyond.
Every section of the IWEI survey is wholesome and caters to all aspects of equality. Being part of the IWEI survey gave us a clear direction and made us think of a more systematic approach. It gave us a platform to showcase all the work we are doing to support the community. We are proud of the recognition, as this helps us think about what’s next and how we can continue evolving into a more inclusive workplace.
Divya Devassy and Sophiya Vednesen
India Pride Leads @VMware
At Randstad India, we stand for equity, diversity & inclusion and encourage & empower our people (colleagues, clients & candidates) to be their whole, authentic selves. We call this true self forward because we know that when we are our true selves, we shine!
We have only just begun our journey and the IWEI survey gave us an authentic platform to reflect on our progress and pivot our movement to build and sustain a truly inclusive workplace. The survey helped us consider what is going well & create action plans for a better workplace that is future-ready.
We are proud to be recognized as a Bronze employer for LGBTQ+ inclusion by IWEI & the organizing teams, and this proud moment fuels our mission & movement towards building & sustaining a workplace, where every person enjoys an authentic sense of belonging.
Chief People Officer, Randstad India
At Citi, our commitment is to make all colleagues feel valued for who they are and create an environment where everyone can champion their most authentic selves at work. Embracing and celebrating our differences is what gives us that edge in terms of employee satisfaction, as well as our talent, brand and reputation. We have launched multiple initiatives for LGBTQ+ inclusion comprising of focused leadership development programs, inclusion of domestic partners as dependent on benefits like medical insurance and relocation allowance, inclusive facilities, as well as aiding in gender affirmation surgeries. Equally importantly, there are focused efforts through the year on creating ally awareness and sensitization programs.
General Counsel for Citi South Asia & Citi India Pride Network Sponsor
Participation is now CLOSED
Nominate your trailblazers for this coveted recognition for the following categories:
5 April 2022: Announcement of IWEI 2022 – Launch Webinar
5 May 2022: Registration/ Submission Opens for IWEI 2022
24 May 2022: Introductory Webinar #2 for IWEI 2022
31 July 2022: Submission Closes
1 Aug 2022: Employee Feedback Survey is now OPEN
30 Sept 2022: Employee Feedback Survey Closes
24 Nov 2022: India Workplace Equality Index 2022 – Top Employers Report Launch & Awards Ceremony (In-Person Event)
24 Nov – 23 Dec 2022: Customized Feedback Report & Consultation