Branch International achieves 48% women workforce representation
Branch has fortified its commitment to being an equal opportunity employer by announcing 48% women workforce representation in its Q4 hiring report. Branch has been committed to creating a better and equal workplace by means of innovative policies with a special focus on employee well being.
Branch has ensured women representation starts at the top of the pyramid. Two out of the three country heads of Branch International are women with Sucheta Mahapatra leading the team in India. It is particularly noteworthy that the representation of women across companies is remarkable with critical teams like the credit team having 100% women. 50% of the product team and 27% of the engineering team have women representation - a figure that is leaps and bounds higher than the market aspirations of 20% in other technology-first companies.
The unique achievement has been possible through a set of orchestrated efforts on policies and people operations modifications. Branch International offers flexibility in terms of maternity leave where women employees can choose to exercise the days of leave in any manner. Maternity leave can be coupled with the gender-neutral unlimited leave policy to make sure there is ample time for parent-child bonding. Branch International has also a very strong focus on mothers coming back to the workforce, offering flexible work from home policies wherein they can set their own work hours. Branch International’s commitment also reflects in its hiring process. It has designed its hiring process to ensure 50% of the qualified candidates are
Commenting on the achievement, Sucheta Mahapatra - India MD, Branch International, said, “Women are an integral part of society and workplaces are no different. Branch International is an equal opportunity employer and has been so right from inception. It is the result of our collective efforts over the years that has helped us achieve this feat. We will continue to nurture and actively seek programs to encourage women to be a part of our ever-growing workforce".