India Workplace Equality Index

India’s only comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure their progress on LGBT+ Inclusion

Registrations are now CLOSED for IWEI 2022

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Key Benefits of Taking Part

Assess your work

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.

Understand your employees’ experiences

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.

Show your commitment

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.

Build an action plan

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.

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India Workplace Equality Index 2021

(Top Employers Award)

Gold


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

Silver


Employers who have made significant achievements in promoting LGBT+ inclusion at the workplace, demonstrating progress and impact over time.

** 1 anonymous submission

Bronze


Employers who have started their journey to better LGBT+ inclusion at work by developing inclusive policies and initiating activities that promote LGBT+ inclusion for employees

** 2 anonymous submissions

India Workplace Equality Index 2021 – Key Stats

72

Organizations registered for IWEI 2021

26

Organizations achieved GOLD Award

18

Organizations achieved SILVER Award

13

Organizations achieved BRONZE Award

** 15 organisations did not meet the minimum threshold

India Workplace Equality Index 2021 Report

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India Workplace Equality Index 2020 Report

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Hear from the 2021 & 2020 Winners

John Deere

Bronze Award Winner

GSK

Silver Award Winner

Macquarie

Silver Award Winner

Parexel

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

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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.

Priti Singh

Senior Vice President, People and Capability, South Asia

Mastercard

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.

Sonali Misra

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.

Anjali Raghuvanshi

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.

Padmaja Chakravarty

General Counsel for Citi South Asia & Citi India Pride Network Sponsor

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India Workplace Equality Index 2022

Participation is now CLOSED

  •      ABOUT IWEI    
  •   WHAT’S NEW  
  •      TIMELINE    
  •     FAQ    
  •     REGISTER    
  •    SURVEY PARTICIPATION    
     ABOUT IWEI    
  WHAT’S NEW  

Employee Survey

  • Hear from LGBT+ and Non-LGBT+ employees to get their pulse & feedback.
  • Employee Pulse Survey is now OPEN
  • This is not included in the overall scoring & recognition for IWEI 2022

Awards

Nominate your trailblazers for this coveted recognition for the following categories:

  • LGBT+ Trailblazer
  • Ally Trailblazer
  • Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the Year
     TIMELINE    

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

    FAQ    
    REGISTER    
   SURVEY PARTICIPATION    

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Survey opens on May 5, 2022

Survey closes on July 31, 2022

India Workplace Equality Index 2022

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