Invenics Ladies Chapter
Our mission is to promote Innovation across the world and at Invenics we believe this is possible with diversity, inclusion, and acceptance in the workplace. Women are part of the workforce, and they bring with them unique skillsets that help maintain the balance in a team. We make a sincere effort to develop a healthy mix of diverse talent when freshers are offered roles. For experienced candidates, we chose based on their skillsets; whilst gender is not a contributing factor in recruitment decisions, we make active efforts to reach out to candidates from all backgrounds to encourage them to apply for open positions.
The company currently has about 80 employees spread across all genders. At both the UK and India offices, we have women serving in all roles starting from interns, analysts to senior managers. The partners and management have always given importance to talent while selecting, promoting or training the staff. Deserving candidates are hired for open positions without any bias. Salary ranges are as per market standards. Women and men with matching skills and experience are paid on the same scale.
The company has completed 4 years since its inception but has all the right policies in place such as a detailed maternity benefit plan, work-from-home option for women staff with young children, part-time options for employees with school going children etc. 90% of the women in the organisation are working in cutting edge technology, software development and emerging business markets. Trainings are provided to all the team members in coding, design, project development, delivery, testing, etc. Team members are trained in soft skills such as business writing, presentation skills along with opportunities to cross-skill across teams. The senior women staff are selected for leadership trainings such as the ‘The Directors Development’ programme to upskill and enable them to secure a place among the board of directors within the organisation.
Some of the women have taken on additional responsibilities to participate in the ESG initiatives and lead the diversity and wellbeing chapters while men lead other chapters. This is on a voluntary basis task and purely based on individual preferences. We have a ‘ladies’ chapter’ that meets on the first Friday of every month to discuss topics like ‘moving out of your comfort zone’, ‘conflict in the workplace’ etc. to help the young interns and junior members blend smoothly in the workplace.
We have a biweekly lunch hour mobility program for physical wellbeing. The retention rate for women is higher than the same for men in the last 4 years indicating that Invenics is a great workplace for women.
Invenics ladies’ chapter has made efforts to reach out to peers through organisations and forums such as the ‘women-in-tech’. Case studies of our women talent featured with Women in Technology can be found here.
Invenics is extremely proud of being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Best Small Business Tech Employer for the year 2021 conducted by Women in Technology - Opportunities & Advice for Women in Technology. We were amongst the 6 finalists in this category. We are thankful for such appreciations as it reinforces our beliefs and values.
Invenics also encourages its senior women staff to participate in tech conferences and leadership meets. The ‘Women in Leadership Conference’ was recently conducted by the Hertfordshire London Chamber of Commerce. This year’s topic of focus was ‘Breaking the Bias’. Senior Members who participated in the event, shared their learnings internally via the Invenics Ladies’ Chapter.