Recognised for outstanding work in the Persons with Disability (PwD) category
Bangalore, India – January 23, 2015: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it has received the ‘NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2014’, in the ‘Work in the Persons with Disability (PwD)’ category.
The NASSCOM Corporate Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion honor companies that have made a significant breakthrough in promoting diversity & inclusion. The award was presented to Wipro at the recently held NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2015 in Bangalore.
The NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Initiative team has been working closely with IT companies, Government and NGOs in their diversity and inclusion journey. The team provides platforms for sharing best practices and encourages companies and individuals to excel in their diversity goals and initiatives. The theme for this year’s summit was ‘Empowering Inclusion’, which brought together speakers from all walks of life to discuss initiatives that encourage inclusion, and share their views on driving the inclusivity journey to the next level across the industry.
Ayaskant Sarangi, Vice President – Human Resources, Wipro Ltd said, “This award is a reflection of our sustained efforts in making Wipro more inclusive and creating meaningful careers for persons with disabilities. It also recognizes the contribution of many people, and we hope that this would spur us on to even greater accountability and momentum in the world of inclusion.”
Sunita Cherian, Vice President – Human Resources and Head – Diversity, Wipro Ltd said, “We are extremely proud that Wipro has bagged the ‘NASSCOM Corporate Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 2014’. Our efforts to empower employees and provide them with meaningful opportunities for learning and growth have been the key to winning this award every year since 2010.”
Wipro constantly works towards implementing innovative and extensive programs such as Women in Leadership, Mentoring for Success & Women of Wipro (WoW) Speaker Series to create a conducive environment for employees, irrespective of their background, to bring out their best and contribute towards the growth of the organization. Wipro has introduced several initiatives to support the careers of persons with disabilities. These include making physical and IT infrastructure accessible, transforming software applications to suit people with disabilities, designing more inclusive training programs and building awareness through communication campaigns. Wipro constantly works towards creating an inclusive environment at the workplace, which helps and supports persons with disabilities to take on a wide variety of roles.