Celebrating Gender Parity this Women’s Day | Stories Worth Sharing
When gender parity was announced as the theme for International Women’s Day this year, we got thinking. The need to call for parity arises because there is discrimination—but then how do we have so many women achievers at Embitel?
Turns out behind every successful woman are two differentiating factors:
- First, a spouse or family that defies conventional thinking and allows women to dream beyond stereotypes.
- Second, a workplace that treats men and women at par.
Two of Embitel’s star female employees share how parity is helping them fulfill their dreams.
Swapna Kale, Senior HR Executive, Embitel
“When my husband Sumit got a transfer order to Nagpur, I was disheartened. I had landed my role at Embitel only a few months ago, and I loved my new job! I really didn’t want to leave.
But Sumit didn’t see what the problem was. “If you think being here is important for your career, you stay here,” he said. “I’ll find the earliest possible opportunity to move back to Bangalore.”
It’s been 7 months since, and not once has Sumit made me feel like I alone am expected to follow him wherever his career takes him. I’m proud to say my husband practices true parity!”
Nancy Nithya, Quality Assurance Manager
“My husband, who has extensive experience in quality management, has been the propeller of my journey. He guides me on ways to fast-track my growth, enrolling me for certifications, urging me to set and achieve targets for myself every year. If I’ve reached the position of Manager at such a young age, it’s because of his guidance.
In the meanwhile, my mother cares for our family house in my hometown by herself so that my father can be here with me, and help me look after my home and son.
Man or woman, my family doesn’t differentiate, so gender makes no difference to me either when I set goals for myself.”