2020 saw companies transforming their office culture to make it more remote-work and people friendly, in general. But while the rest of the world was fighting a pandemic, women in workspaces were secretly getting empowered. It’s true though, without having to dodge everyday office friction, women had a safe space to work at home while their personal life was under their own watchful eye.
The new Covid work culture worked great for them and women everywhere had the chance to boss up and display impeccable leadership at work without nosy, judgemental pinpricks stepping in to steal their thunder. Covid work worked splendidly for women in top corporations and we couldn’t resist putting the spotlight on this ‘news of the year’.
The World Economic Forum was quick to recognize that women leaders of countries fared far better than their male counterparts in handling the pandemic. Honestly, we’re not surprised because when it comes to successfully tackling problems with mental strength, women remain unchallenged till date.
Great Place to Work, a global institute brings high performing workplaces to the limelight each year. In 2021, GPTW had its eye on the best workplaces in India where women not only excelled at work but bossed up and showed great leadership.
During the annual research in India, Great Place to Work assessed 852 organizations over the nation, to identify India’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women in the year 2020
These are India’s top 10 workplaces for women in the year 2020:
1. Intuit India
Located in the southern city of Bangalore, it is a fully owned branch of Intuit Inc. USA. A private software company,the Intuit office in India was opened in 2005 and currently has an employee count of over a thousand. Intuit takes the top spot on our list.
2. Marks & Spencer Reliance India Pvt. Ltd.
Next on the list, this well known British brand trends all over the world selling high-quality fashion, incredibly delicious food and homeware products. M&S opened its first store in India in 2001. Since then it has successfully opened more than 50 stores around different cities. In 2008, it formed a joint venture with Reliance Retail to form Marks and Spencer Reliance India.
3. PayPal India Pvt. Ltd.
PayPal is an American company which provides financial services through online transactions as an alternative to traditional methods of payment like checks and money orders. PayPal checked off all the criteria to make 2020 a great year for women leaders within their workplace.
4. Synchrony International Services Pvt. Ltd.
Synchrony is a non-government company incorporated in 2008. It is involved in Software publishing, consultancy and operating systems software, business & other applications software, computer games software for all platforms. Synchrony leads in promotional financing, providing a wide range of products to local merchants, retailers and more.
5. Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
Cisco provides networking for the internet and is a worldwide leader. Founded in 1995, it has over 10000 employees and provides a wide range of products and network services. Cisco saw women acing at their work in 2020 and that’s why it was a ‘Great place to work for women in India’.
The Hewlett-Packard Company is an American multinational Information Technology Company initiated by Bill Hewlett and David Packard in 1993. This company aimed to provide a wide variety of hardware and software components and services related to consumers, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in government, health and education sectors.
7. Cushman & Wakefield
With the company’s headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois, Cushman & Wakefield is well known for it’s easily accessible and transparent management. It is a global leader in the commercial real estate industry and delivers exceptional value for people interested in real estate. It is one of the largest firms with over a team of approximately 52000 employees in 60 countries around the world.
8. Ernst & Young
Also known as EY, Ernst & Young is one of the world’s largest service networks. Providing tax, assurance, consulting and advisory are it’s mainstream services to its clients.
9. HERE Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
HERE is a Netherlands based company that provides mapping and location data-related services to individuals as well as companies. Also, it provides platform services to smartphones. HERE is currently available in over 195 countries with an employee count of approximately 10000.
10. GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd.
Operating as a financial services and technology company, GE is a publicly owned company, incorporated in 1992. It is strongly capable in product management, manufacturing and engineering also in the supply of infrastructure solutions.
Great Place to work for women is a yearly study that does a fabulous job of recognizing women leadership every year, something the world always falls short of doing. We’re glad that some of the biggest names in the corporate world paved the way for women to ‘shine bright like a diamond’ despite a raging pandemic. The GPTW for women 2021 chapter is accepting registrations as we speak and we hope 2021 is as glorious for women corporate bosses, just like 2020 was!