BeingWISE (Women Innovators, Social Leaders and Entrepreneurs) Overview
BeingWISE aims to build a consortium of organizations, academia and government to drive women’s advancement and inclusion in the workforce. BeingWISE is aimed at accelerating the participation of women in all aspects of the workforce – technical, non-technical, vendor/supply chain, leadership pipeline and entrepreneurship. Through ecosystem collaborations, metric-based assessment and exchange of best practices, the program would help organizations to achieve their own diversity goals and in turn, develop the ecosystem.
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been critical imperatives for organizations. Gender equality is not only a prerequisite for a better society, also for a better economy.
McKinsey Global Institute reports that India has one of the largest opportunities in the world to add $770 billion to its annual GDP by 2025 by pursuing gender parity.
There has been considerable progress towards D&I, but it needs acceleration for an exponential impact. According to the Zinnov-Intel Gender Diversity Study 2019, the representation of women in the workforce in India is 30% (26% in technical and 31% in non-technical). The report finds that gender diversity is moderate in the entry level at 38%, but it declines to just 11% at the top level.
The BeingWISE collaborative platform aims to identify challenges faced by organizations in building gender-inclusive work culture, address those gaps and propose time-bound actions.
Access to BeingWISE-R (Ready) framework.
Data-driven assessment methods.
Training and mentoring.
Benchmarking of organizations across industry, academia and government.
Connect with the ecosystem for best practice sharing and learning
Who Can Participate?
Acceleration of gender diversity and inclusion requires collective participation from the industry, government, and academia. BeingWISE provides organizations and individuals with ecosystem-wide opportunities to contribute towards increasing women’s participation in the workforce.
There is an immense opportunity to make workplaces more welcoming. By joining the BeingWISE community, you can connect, collaborate, and learn to accelerate diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Large and medium organizations across industry, government and academia represented by CXOs, diversity and inclusion heads, HR heads or employee resource group heads.
Individuals (Mentors, Trainers, Advisors, Ambassadors)
Experts who would engage with organizations to provide insights and guidance through their D&I journey.
Partners (NGOs, Consultants, Experts, Startups)
Entities and individuals who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion to expand business and cultural values across organizations.