Noamundi:�As part of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Tata Steel at OMQ (Ore, Mines and Quarries) has been organising many programmes like team building, work-life balance, effective communication, women rights, financial planning for women, etc.. Gender diversity is something the Division has been focusing on for the last few years and has come a long way in addressing the subject.
In a move towards this, the OMQ Division recently invited Dr Samidha Pandey, a renowned Psychologist and Corporate trainer to conduct the workshop at Noamundi and Joda for women employees on team building. The workshop covered topics on importance of women’s participation in workplace and how to balance the act in a team. �Various team building exercises to analyse and retrospect on the individual abilities made the day-long workshop a fruitful takeaway for all the women employees. �A total of 55 female employees from Noamundi and Joda participated in the workshop.
During the workshop, Ms Pandey stated that Tata Steel has given utmost priority towards bringing the female employees to the forefront and build leadership traits in them. She said: “I am happy to note that the OMQ Division is organising regular women-centric leadership and developmental programmes. I am sure that these interventions on training and engagement would create a culture of inclusiveness in the Division.”
In Tata Steel, several initiatives have been taken to build an equitable environment and diverse workplace. A healthy mix of not just gender and age, but also culture, ethnicity and many other such aspects are some of the strengths of Tata Steel. MOSAIC, a D&I initiative established in 2015 by Tata Steel is a driver towards this goal. It defines the path the company should take to build a people oriented culture that both celebrates and encourages D&I. It is also one of the steps towards Sustainable Development Goal of UN to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls.