March 2018

Our diversity, our strength

Diversity and inclusion have been a priority in the Tata group since Founder Jamsetji Tata's times

Empress Mills, set up in 1877, was among the first companies to provide creches and primary education for the children of women mill workers. Tata Steel introduced maternity benefits in 1928, a scheme that was backed by law only in 1946. In keeping with the times, Tata Communications has evolved a gender-agnostic Global Caregiving Policy and Tata Consultancy Services is breaking barriers as one of the biggest employers of women globally – 134,000 at last count.

The group has pioneered several policies and initiatives, that support women at the workplace. A unique group-level initiative - Tata Second Careers, Inspiring Possibilities, creating opportunities for women returning to work after a break, and Tata LEAD - the group's diversity and inclusion initiative with a focus on gender diversity are examples of the Tata group’s efforts towards empowering its women workforce.

We present a selection of interesting reads that illustrate diversity in practice at the Tata group.

  • Diversity in business

    Diversity brings out the best in business

    Why should tech companies pursue diversity in the workplace? Tata Consultancy Services, with 134,000 women on board, explains why diversity is an enabler of success


Careers @ Tata

Diverse career paths of a chief CSR & sustainability officer and a project manager

  • 'Women empowerment is a cause close to our heart'

    Alka Talwar, chief CSR and sustainability officer, Tata Chemicals, shares her views on the CSR and diversity agenda of the company

  • 'Tata Trusts is a great blend of a funding and implementing agency'

    Nishita Murarka, project manager, Tata Trusts, had a dream. She reveals how working with the Tata Trusts has transformed that dream into reality, and what the journey has taught her

  • Stories of transformation

    From motherhood to managerial roles in Tata Services and Tata Capital

  • An enriching career

    Deepika Rao from the 2005 batch of TAS – Tata group's flagship leadership development programme – speaks about her journey from automobiles to hospitality

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  • Rejoining and rejoicing

    Tata Capital is getting women back into the field after a career break through Tata Second Careers, Inspiring Possibilites programme

  • Appro JRD

    Livid on seeing a job advertisement posted by a Tata company asking lady candidates not to apply, Sudha Murthy dashed off a 'postcard' to JRD Tata, protesting against the discrimination. It was the beginning of an association that would change her life in more ways than one