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Women power for Vedanta

Vedanta, the metals and mining conglomerate is aiming to triple the representation of women in its workforce over the next two years. Currently, 11% of the company’s 25,000 employees are women, which it aims to increase to 30% in two years. This can be compared with the average female workforce headcount of 3-8% in India’s manufacturing sector. The company aims to achieve this with a combination of policies that include 50% hiring of woman talent from campuses, ensuring a balance in hiring male and female candidates and also building an internal leadership pipeline of women. They will also offer female staff, flexibilities in working hours.