India Workplace Equality Index

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India Workplace Equality Index 2023

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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 2023


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

  • LGBT+ Trailblazer of the Year
  • Ally Trailblazer of the Year
  • Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) of the Year
  • Pride Executive Sponsor of the Year
  • DEI Champion of the Year

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Survey opens on May 15, 2023 

Survey closes on July 31, 2023

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India Workplace Equality Index 2022

Top Employers Award

Ally Trailblazer Award

Anuj Malhotra

Senior Partner & Vice President of Service Lines and Operations, IBM

LGBT+ Trailblazer Award

Harsha Ravikumar

Product Manager, Office Product Group & APAC Director GLEAM ERG, Microsoft

ERG of the Year Award

India Workplace Equality Index 2022 – Key Stats


Organizations registered for IWEI 2022


Organizations achieved GOLD Award


Organizations achieved SILVER Award


Organizations achieved BRONZE Award

** 22 organizations did not meet the minimum threshold

India Workplace Equality Index 2022 Report

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India Workplace Equality Index 2021 Report

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India Workplace Equality Index 2020 Report

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Hear from the 2022, 2021 & 2020 Winners


Gold Award Winner

John Deere

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.

Priti Singh

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.

Sonali Misra

Vice President – Talent & Head HR

Bain & Company

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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