The workplace can be a tricky situation at times, particularly when gender roles are a major part of the company. Because managers have to be careful about diversity, companies that go above and beyond to demonstrate equality are sometimes rewarded with recognition awards for their efforts.
WNS Limited, a global business process outsourcing company, was recently honored by the National Association of Software and Service Companies with a recognition award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity. This award was presented during the Inclusivity and Diversity Summit 2010.
Company executives said that they do not promote gender equality specifically for being a model for diversity, but because they believe that women are essential to growth within the workplace.
"We are overwhelmed with this special recognition given to WNS by NASSCOM. We believe that inclusivity implies creating an enabling environment for growth regardless of gender. Over 42 percent of our workforce comprises women. So WNS clearly recognizes and believes that women are a potent force fueling its growth," said Keshav R. Murugesh, group chief executive officer (CEO) of WNS Global Services.