How TCS drives diversity and inclusion at the workplace
TCS has its presence in more than 144 nationalities across 46 countries, and it looks at inclusivity from a behavioural lens hence implemented several initiatives to create awareness and shifts mindset towards inclusion and helping individuals overcome bias. The aim of TCS has always been to ensure that the company has a balanced workforce, where all people feel respected.
Some of the Key Diversity and Inclusion initiatives by TCS are as below:
o Working with Pride’ Campaign: Pride Month’s celebrated across TCS under the initiative “Working with Pride” engaging associates through global webinars, awareness & sensitization sessions.
o Allies of Diversity Conclave: TCSers across the globe come together encompassing diversity segments like gender, generation, culture, age, PWD, LGBTQ+, roles, mindsets, and experiences, genders, and generations at a unique event TCS Allies Of Diversity Conclave. The unique initiative brought together professionals, to brainstorm, share experiences, and create an actionable roadmap for the future.
o iExcel: is a special programme which grooms high potential women in middle and senior levels to become leaders
o Women Discussion Circles (WDC) & Workplace Parents Group (WPG): These are meant to help through major life stages by means of mentoring, counseling, and parenting workshops.
o Diversity Awareness: TCS works towards building allies of diversity with the help of tools like Web-based training, a mandatory training program on Diversity and Inclusion for all company employees.
o Di-a-log: Third edition of the Diversity newsletter ‘Di-a-log’ has been launched in June 2019 with a focus on a celebration of inclusion and diversity at TCS.
o nWin: Which provides TCSers with an opportunity to seek guidance from senior leaders within the organization.
o Be-Inspired: A program to inspire and engage the young leaders to be exposed to TCS’ journey of inclusion from the very beginning. This program is meant to motivate and encourage associates to aspire for leadership positions, by showcasing role models in the organization.
TCS believes in celebrating diversity within the workforce by striving for equity over equality. Diversity should not be restricted to the mainstream definition of the term, but it is about recognizing the diversity of the mind.
Diversity allows creativity, innovation, courage to experiment, and the ability for its employees to learn from failure. The Inclusion practices at TCS hold the space for a large and varied workforce, which spans across nationalities, cultures, gender, abilities, attitudes, and choices.