Genpact and Ashoka University Partner to launch Centre for Women’s Leadership

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Ashoka Genpact Ashoka University, a new liberal arts university have partnered with Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), a global leader in designing, transforming, and running intelligent business operations, to create and launch the ‘Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership’ (GCWL), with a vision to drive gender-inclusive growth that empowers and promotes women’s leadership across sectors in the country.

To drive gender-inclusive growth with a vision to create a balanced distribution of income, resources and decision making powers across sectors, this first-of-its-kind industry-academia partnership is a Corporate Social Responsibility effort.

At the Centre, to create contemporary laws and policies that promote equality and women’s leadership, research will carried out, thought leadership will be established and proactive advocacy will be conducted. It will co-create a networking platform for all stakeholders working on issues of women’s empowerment. Moreover, to develop and enhance leadership skills, the Centre will conduct courses, training and mentorship programmes.

“We’re delighted to partner with a pioneering educational institute like Ashoka University to drive a cause that I personally believe in and drive very strongly – women’s leadership. Through the GCWL, we aim to create an ecosystem of knowledge, resources and advocacy that will help create the next generation of women in leadership roles,” said Tiger Tyagarajan, President & CEO, Genpact, at the launch.

Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University, said, “Ashoka University’s mission is to groom conscious leaders for India.  The GCWL is our most deliberate and public commitment to that mission.  It is also distinctive in that it is likely the first example globally of such an initiative being housed in a co-educational setting, recognising that impacting women’s leadership is also about grooming gender-sensitive men as leaders.”

The Centre will host an annual marquee event to showcase its activities and achievements by women, regular workshops, seminars and guest speakers.