Hero MotoCorp has announced that its women staffer headcount has crossed the 1,000 mark. This is in line with its ‘Project Tejaswani’.
Vijay Sethi, chief human resources officer and head of CSR & Information Technology, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Following a concerted effort involving everyone in the organisation, including chairman Dr Pawan Munjal and the leadership team, the number of women colleagues at Hero MotoCorp has now crossed 1,000 and is constantly growing. This is only the beginning, and we would like more women to come and be a part of the Hero MotoCorp family.”
Aimed at creating equitable employment opportunities for women, Project Tejaswani has fostered equality and propagated a ‘holistic workplace’ within the organisation. As part of the initiative, Hero MotoCorp has created dedicated career opportunities for women in every vertical and across the hierarchy – right from the shopfloor level to senior leadership, thus promoting a balanced gender representation. The company now has women working on the shopfloors at three manufacturing facilities – Haridwar, Neemrana and Halol.
With a global operation spread across 37 countries in three continents, the talent pool at Hero MotoCorp comprises people from different nationalities, including India, Austria, UK, Italy, France, US, Japan, Germany and Colombia.
In addition to dedicated recruitment programmes to hire women employees, Hero MotoCorp has also introduced an array of initiatives such as the ‘Women in Leadership (WIL) Programme’, in collaboration with BML Munjal University and Imperial College of London to enable and equip women employees to take on leadership roles in the future.
The company has also started an Alternate Career Programme (ACP) for women, which is aimed at creating unique opportunities for female professionals looking to resume work after a hiatus.
Hero MotoCorp has revamped and introduced several policies aimed at improving the work-life balance of women employees, including a restructuring of their maternity leave policy to 30 weeks along with flexi-work policy and Day-Care facility.