SAS India, the leader in business analytics software and services, announced today that it has been recognized by Great Place to Work® Institute among the Top 50 India’s Best Workplaces® for Women in 2021 in the Mid-Size Companies category. SAS India has been recognized for championing gender parity in experience and representation across all hierarchical levels in the organization.
The Great Place to Work® Institute evaluated over 712 organizations across India out of which 512 organizations met the criteria of having a minimum of 10% of women in their workforce and 70% positive feedback from women employees on the Trust Index©.
At SAS, the goal is to empower and encourage women to excel in their careers while still being able to manage their personal lives. The compensation philosophy too supports equal wage for equal work and experience for all genders to avoid pay differences and maintain parity. Over the years, the company has been constantly innovating to foster a culture of equality & gender diversity, as well as provide the right set of trainings, sponsorship opportunities, and special women-specific policies to create a safe and secure environment for women workforce.
“I am extremely thrilled that SAS India has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women 2021. At SAS, we want our employees to feel confident in expressing their ideas, and to know that they will be respected for their unique contributions and abilities. This recognition is a reflection of the positive experiences at work, by our women colleagues and is a testament to our commitment to building a diverse, inclusive workforce that empowers women for innovation and provides for equal opportunities regardless of gender,” said Noshin Kagalwalla, VP & Managing Director, SAS India.
“At SAS, we strongly focus on specialized leadership and managerial training for women who aspire to take on leadership roles within the organization. For young mothers and women returning after a break in their career, SAS provides competency development programs for career enhancement as well as required childcare, maternity leave and flexible work schedule policies to enable a healthy work-life balance,” said Srinivas R Katkoor, Director of Human Resources, SAS India.
SAS also has an early career program that provides internship opportunities and career placements to women workforce to inspire them to pursue a career in the technology space. The organization has tied-up with education institutions in India to include Analytics as a part of the curriculum to encourage young bright female talent to pursue their career options in the space of Technology and Analytics.
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