2nd March 2022
Urvashi says, “Encouraging women to pursue computer science careers is not easy, but research shows that combatting stereotypes is one approach to increasing women in STEM. So far, it’s been a very positive experience and is a great chance to meet women from various industries and understand challenges and opportunities regardless of where you work.
According to Urvashi,
FLEXIBILITY = WHEN + WHERE + HOW
The way forward for any flexible working culture should be to enable employees to do their best work regardless of where, when, and how they want to work, depending on their unique work style. The flexible working culture should be built on the principles of trust, communication, collaboration, and building connections, just as in a regular office set-up. This will help people to collaborate effectively and work more productively.
Raksha pens down her thoughts about the Inclusive environment for women.
She says, “Sony Research India has been always supportive of taking steps towards creating a more inclusive environment for everyone. Modern Indian women face challenges in managing their personal and professional lives. The work culture here is a boon to modern Indian women who face this dilemma. They are very forthcoming towards individual problems, and have a dedicated HR team whom we can talk to about any challenge, and they are always open to resolving it.”
Urvashi believes that ‘Special you and Diverse Sony’ is the guiding philosophy of all the initiatives taken at Sony Research India that aim at facilitating a positive work environment for women. It is part of the DNA, and it trickles down to the leadership and business as a whole.
“Flexibility allows women to not be disadvantaged by the motherhood penalty. Flexibility allows women to be viewed as a serious job candidate. Flexibility allows women to climb the corporate ladder. Flexibility allows women to have better work-life balance.”