Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Capgemini India
An inclusive environment makes us all feel welcomed and valued for the contributions we make, and this requires everyone’s commitment. Capgemini is committed to equality of opportunity and dignity at work for all, irrespective of caste, religion, race, gender, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, marital status, sexuality, disability, class or age.
At Capgemini, managing diversity is not an option– it is a business imperative to have sustainable growth in the new socio-economic order. Cultural dexterity—the ability to work and communicate with people from different backgrounds—is an important business skill that helps us work together and interact with our clients. We believe that working with talented individuals from different backgrounds and points of view is a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity.
At Capgemini, we build trusting relationships, find common ground and identify areas for collaboration within the organisation, as well as across our industry and within our communities.
Achieving results and building a truly inclusive organisation is a long term journey. Our aim is attracting, advancing, engaging and retaining a diversity of talent while fostering an inclusive culture – one where differences are valued and embraced.
Leadership commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Our leadership team is committed to creating a workplace that is equal and diverse. Our CEO is the sponsor and custodian of diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization, and plays a pivotal role in creating an environment that manifests fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all our colleagues.
Our Diversity and Inclusion journey
At Capgemini, we live our seven core values through behaviors that reflect our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. This commitment is echoed by our mantra “People Matter, Results Count.” Since 2004, we have driven a diversity agenda across the whole Group. Our belief in diversity of thought extends our definition of diversity beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation, to include experience, personality, communication and work styles. In 2017, Capgemini India expanded its diversity focus to include the LGBT+ community, and our three primary dimensions of diversity today are gender balance, PwD and LGBTI+ community. We have designed and enabled various programs for our workforce, leveraging flexibility as a key tool to attract and retain talent, along with the other interventions.
Accelerating Inclusion: Pillars of delivering results
Our Diversity and Inclusion governance
“At Capgemini we value and respect differences. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view and talents work together, we maximize on the innovative solutions and create the highest value for our clients, people and communities.” – Gayathri Ramamurthy, Diversity and Inclusion leader – India, Capgemini.
Thanks to our well-thought through governance mechanism with Sarika Naik as Chairperson of Diversity and Inclusion, Pooja Herwadkar, Co-Chairperson Diversity and Inclusion and Girish Wardadkar, Male Champion, Diversity and Inclusion, we have raised the bar on our commitment to an equal opportunity workplace.
“Our aspiration is to build an inclusive culture which embraces differences, where we live our values every day and our people can be themselves.” – Sarika Naik, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, India, Capgemini
“I lead by example! I mentor, ideate and talk with business leaders to build a workplace suitable for all diversity dimensions. I tap into experiences and learnings of my own journey in Capgemini to let women know that we can break any glass ceiling if we put our mind to it.” – Pooja Herwadkar, India Lead for Europe Cluster BU and Vice President, India, Capgemini
“I have found tremendous satisfaction in engaging in dialogues across our stakeholder community and seeing the needle move. I continue to commit to address culture within to enable an equal opportunity workplace.” – Girish Wardadkar, Head of Sogeti, India and Executive Vice President, India, Capgemini
Awards and Recognition
What makes Capgemini a great place to work?
Since the founding of the Capgemini Group in 1967, diversity and inclusion have been integral to our business, workplace, and people culture. Embedded in our Code of Business Ethics and reflected in many of our other Group and local policies, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our core values of honesty, boldness, trust, freedom, team spirit, modesty and fun, established by Group founder Serge Kampf. The principles of diversity and inclusion shape how we work with our clients, partners, suppliers and colleagues around the world.
At Capgemini, we continually strengthen the diverse mix of our teams and leaders through inclusion-focused interventions and aim to create a culture where all our people can achieve their potential on a level playing field.