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Udaiti Foundation launches "Close the Gender Gap (CGG)" Initiative

Udaiti Foundation launches "Close the Gender Gap (CGG)" Initiative

The Udaiti Foundation (TUF), a leading women's economic empowerment organization, unveils its groundbreaking initiative, “Close the Gender Gap” (CGG) data hub at “Women in India Inc” Summit with an aim to drive transformative changes in gender representation and policies within the formal sector. 

Some of the delegates include Naina Lal Kidwai, Former Group Head HSBC India & Former President, FICCI, Jasjit Kang, SVP & Business Head, Digital Operations & Platforms, Wipro; Manjaree Chowdhary, Senior Executive Director and General Counsel, Maruti Suzuki India; Pankaj Rai, Group Chief Data Analytics Officer, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt Ltd; Sabeena Shaji, Vice President, Human Resources, Federal Bank, Shailja Mehta, Director, Dasraand ShaliniPuchalapalli, Country Head and Director, Google Customer Solutions at Google among others.

Padma Shri Naina Lal Kidwai, Former Group Head HSBC India, Former President, FICCIemphasized, “Rhetoric alone will not be enough to drive gender equality in corporate India. We need sharp baseline data, and top leadership accountability to drive meaningful outcomes and lasting change.”

Pooja Goyal, CEO of The Udaiti Foundation, highlighted the transformative nature of CGG, stating, “More than a platform, CGG is an invitation to companies, boards, experts, policymakers, and employees to join hands, leveraging our data hub to catalyze commitments and drive meaningful action for gender parity at work.”

In his summit opening address Ashish Dhawan, Advisor, The Udaiti Foundation emphasized that “Women's economic empowerment is a key driver for national economic growth.”This event witnessed the presence of high-level stakeholders from the corporate sector, convening industry leaders and experts to delve into critical discussions on hiring, retention, advancement, and leadership of women in corporate India.