Cogos Technologies, a leading logistics company has announced that it will employ and train 500 women drivers in its EV fleet by December 20221 on the eve of International Women’s Day.
The company will provide training and support in order to build entrepreneurial skillsets in women drivers under its full-stack platform. As part of the pilot, it has already trained and hired 50 women under the aegis of this initiative.
Cogos Tech says in the entire supply chain ecosystem, the role of women is deemed as small with them only being a part of desk jobs. It aims to impart both functional skills (such as driving, vehicle maintenance) as well as soft skills training (such as communication while delivering, customer orientation) to female employees along with full ecosystem support.
Commenting on this, Prasad Sreeram, founder and CEO, Cogos Technologies said, “We understand the immense potential of women in the workspace and hence have taken it to ourselves to aid in their process of achieving their full potential. The growth of women in the sector can only be triggered by valuing diversity and promoting its scope, which shall in turn add innovation and new perceptions to the business.”
The logistics company has a presence in 21 states of India, with a network in over 300 cities and plans to focus on 100 smart cities and more than 400 cities across the country by 2021. It aims to target onboarding 100,000 truckers including women and a revenue growth of 3x YoY by end-2021.