Schneider Electric’s annual award recognises pioneering contribution made by women entrepreneurs towards innovation and empowering other women

Schneider Electric’s annual award recognises pioneering contribution made by women entrepreneurs towards innovation and empowering other women

New Delhi, March 23, 2018: Strengthening its commitment towards gender parity not only within the organisation but also in the society at large, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today honoured women entrepreneurs with Prerna Awards.

The awards were presented during Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit held in New Delhi on March 19 and 20. The three recipients of the honour were Ching, founder of Shakti Foundation Trust which ensures education of children of women from low income groups and prevents child abuse and delinquency; Laxmi Menon for her innovative idea of making pens with waste paper embedded with ayurvedic seed which could become a plant once thrown away and creating a team of elderly, specially abled women to support her work; Pabiben Rabari who started one of India’s first women artisan enterprises of the country-Pabiben.com which employs women artisans from the villages to help them earn a livelihood.

 The Prerna Award, which was instituted in the year 2015, recognises women entrepreneurs who have excelled in largely male dominated fields of work or have made atypical contribution towards the sustainable development of the country and have empowered other women in the process.

Talking about her life journey Pabiben shared, on the sidelines of the award ceremony, “I thank Schneider Electric for giving me this honour. I witnessed gender inequality from a very young age. I had always wanted to remove this from the society. With this initiative, now there are many women in our village who are employed and financially independent, while taking care of their families as well.”

 Laxmi too added to that voice by stating, “It is my belief that if you are not a part of the solution, then by default you are a part of the problem. So, it is just an effort to positively impact our environment. The seed pen is what I have tried to do in my capacity to bring in some change in the plastic menace. I thank Schneider Electric for the acknowledgement.”

 While Ching, stated, “Our aim is to empower women who work as domestic help. Today, we all need domestic help and without them we cannot function but in turn no one is taking care of these women. So, we have taken a step to help their children and provide them the basic education. Today, we have 74 children who are going to proper school. The award from Schneider Electric has given me motivation to do more and even better.”

 The awards were presented by Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric and Rachna Mukherjee, Chief Human Resource Officer, Schneider Electric India who spoke about Schneider Electric’s vision to usher in change in the society by supporting women entrepreneurs across geographies.

 Talking about the need for women leaders in our ecosystem, Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric India said, “Diversity is an integral part of Schneider’s history, culture and identity. At Schneider Electric India, we are committed to driving this approach both within and outside the organisation. I take immense pleasure in awarding these courageous women, who have challenged the status quo in the society, faced all odds and are now taking diversity from homes to their place of work.”

 The winners of Prerna Awards are selected after a rigorous assessment of the work done by the nominees, in line with the societal commitment of Diversity & Inclusion philosophy at Schneider Electric. Among the key criteria, nominees need to be small to medium scale women entrepreneurs who have worked in empowering other women through employment or skill building, have been bold enough to break traditional mindsets, worked in male dominated sectors and have been the change agents in contributing towards betterment of the society. The jury comprises Senior Leaders of Schneider Electric India including D&I Head, CHRO India Zone and MD & Country President.

 Schneider Electric India is committed to diversity and inclusion in its organisation at all levels. It is not only an integral part of its history and culture but also a key business imperative. The organisation is making constant effort to bring in the balance by inculcating various measures in key spheres such as Hiring (women referral policies, ensuring 40% women of the total recruits, 50% women campus recruits), Leadership commitment through programs like HeForShe and supportive policies for the existing employees such as extended maternity break, flexi work options, sabbatical options, as well as women leadership development programmes.

Schneider Electric’s Prerna Award, 2018 honours women entrepreneurs in India

Schneider Electric’s Prerna Award, 2018 honours women entrepreneurs in India

Schneider Electric, a leading company in digital transformation of energy management and automation, honoured women entrepreneurs with Prerna Awards on March 23, 2018. The awards were presented during Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit held in New Delhi on March 19 and 20.

The three recipients of the honour were Ching, founder of Shakti Foundation Trust which ensures the education of children of women from low-income groups and prevents child abuse and delinquency; Laxmi Menon for her innovative idea of making pens with waste paper embedded with ayurvedic seed which could become a plant once thrown away and creating a team of elderly, specially-abled women to support her work; Pabiben Rabari who started one of India’s first women artisan enterprises of the country-Pabiben.com which employs women artisans from the villages to help them earn a livelihood.

The Prerna Award, which was instituted in the year 2015, recognises women entrepreneurs who have excelled in largely male-dominated fields of work or have made a typical contribution towards the sustainable development of the country and have empowered other women in the process.

Talking about her life journey Pabiben shared, on the sidelines of the award ceremony, “I thank Schneider Electric for giving me this honour. I have witnessed gender inequality from a very young age and always wanted to remove this from the society. With this initiative, now there are many women in our village who are employed and financially independent, while taking care of their families as well.”

Laxmi too added to that voice by stating, “It is my belief that if you are not a part of the solution, then by default you are a part of the problem. So, it is just an effort to positively impact our environment. The seed pen is what I have tried to do in my capacity to bring in some change in the plastic menace. I thank Schneider Electric for the acknowledgement.”

While Ching, stated, “Our aim is to empower women who work as domestic help. Today, we all need domestic help and without them we cannot function but in turn no one is taking care of these women. So, we have taken a step to help their children and provide them the basic education. Today, we have 74 children who are going to proper school. The award from Schneider Electric has given me motivation to do more and even better.”

The awards were presented by Chris Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric and Rachna Mukherjee, Chief Human Resource Officer, Schneider Electric India who spoke about Schneider Electric’s vision to usher in change in the society by supporting women entrepreneurs across geographies.

Talking about the need for women leaders in our ecosystem, Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric India said, “Diversity is an integral part of Schneider’s history, culture and identity. At Schneider Electric India, we are committed to driving this approach both within and outside the organisation. I take immense pleasure in awarding these courageous women, who have challenged the status quo in the society, faced all odds and are now taking diversity from homes to their place of work.”

The winners of Prerna Awards are selected after a rigorous assessment of the work done by the nominees, in line with the societal commitment of Diversity & Inclusion philosophy at Schneider Electric. Among the key criteria, nominees need to be small to medium scale women entrepreneurs who have worked in empowering other women through employment or skill-building, have been bold enough to break traditional mindsets, worked in male-dominated sectors and have been the changing agents in contributing towards the betterment of the society. The jury comprises Senior Leaders of Schneider Electric India including D&I Head, CHRO India Zone and MD & Country President.

Schneider Electric India is committed to diversity and inclusion in its organisation at all levels. It is not only an integral part of its history and culture but also a key business imperative. The organisation is making a constant effort to bring in the balance by inculcating various measures in key spheres such as Hiring (women referral policies, ensuring 40% women of the total recruits, 50% women campus recruits), Leadership commitment through programs like HeForShe and supportive policies for the existing employees such as extended maternity break, flexi work options, sabbatical options, as well as women leadership development programmes.

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Indian Team from IIT Roorkee wins Schneider Electric’s Global ‘Go Green in the City 2017’ Contest in Paris

Indian Team from IIT Roorkee wins Schneider Electric’s Global ‘Go Green in the City 2017’ Contest in Paris

Team Phoenix won the contest for their cooling solution ‘Evacool’ a low cost technology for cooling rooms

New Delhi, 27th October, 2017: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, recently hosted the 12 finalist teams of the seventh Go Green in the City, its international student competition to find innovative energy solutions for smart cities in Paris. The winners of its ‘Go Green in the City 2017 initiative’ were Nimisha Gupta and Raja Jain, of Team PHOENIX who are students of chemical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT). The top runner-ups at the event was team HECEnergie from France which won the 2nd place and team Greening from Brazil and EnergyXDuke from USA, which secured the 3rd position.

The India team won the competition for their cooling solution – Evacool, a low-cost earthenware cooling technology for cooling rooms. Team Phoenix’s idea came from their experience of the water-cooling properties of earthen pots, a quality long recognised in India, to help cool rooms. The winning team was awarded an opportunity to build their career with Schneider Electric, a world VIP-style trip, visiting 2 destinations facilities as well as networking opportunities with employees and senior management at Schneider Electric. The ultimate global student competition is conducted every year to promote innovative solutions for smarter and energy efficient cities. Go Green in the City exemplifies the values that define Schneider Electric and lived daily by its people.

 Speaking about the event for sustainable energy solutions, Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric India said, “The initiative received an overwhelming response from across the globe with 19,772 applications from 180 countries. We were delighted at the innovative solutions to vexed global issues which were shared by young minds. My congratulations to all the winners and participants for their passion for making a change.”

 As a part of the initiative, finalists from around the world were sponsored a trip to Paris where they connected with Schneider Electric’s employees and learned more about what it’s like to work at the company and understand its culture of innovation, while also receiving practical career advice.

About Schneider Electric

 Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

 With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

 In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

 

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D&I awards hosted by BW People & Ask Insights

D&I awards hosted by BW People & Ask Insights

BW People and Ask Insights presented India’s Largest Global Diversity and inclusion on Friday at The Leela

Ambience, Gurugram.

BW People and Ask Insights presented India’s Largest Global Diversity and inclusion on Friday at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram.

The summit covered organisational strategy, benchmarking assessments, gender, generational, cultural, LGBT, unconscious biases and disability in the field of diversity and inclusion.

The winners were chosen by an eminent jury member on the basis of their outstanding work.

Panel of jury includes Niru Kumar (Founder Director, Ask Insights ) , Anil Jain (Head of the Department – PK, Sethi Rehabilitation Centre S.D.M Hospital), Debi S Saini (Emeritus Professor –HRM Indian Institute of Management , Ranchi ), M.S Bhatia (Director Professor and Head of Psychiatry University College of Medical Sciences Delhi University), Gurdeep S.Hora (APAC Leader and Managing Director IRC Global Executive Search Partners), Malini Priya (Talent and Business Operations Leader , EY), Manu Dangi (Country Head , Evalueserve), Rupesh Tripathi (Head of HR ,India, HIS Markit) and Kanta Singh (State Project Head UNDP)

 The full list of winners:

  • Gender Equality in Workplace Award-Schneider ElectricIndia
  • Social Mobility Award-KFCIndia
  • Cultural & Linguistic Diversity Award-Hindalco Industrieslimited
  • Disability Employment Award -Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt.Ltd
  • Diverse Company of the Year Award-SAP LabsIndia
  • Innovative Best Practices Award-Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt.Ltd
  • Start of D&I Initiatives Award-Nestlé India
  • CEO for Diversity & Inclusion Award -P.H Vijaya Dipti , CEO –Tata Insights andQuants
  • HR Leader for Diversity & Inclusion Award -Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO Schneider –Electric
  • Early Achiever Award -MakeMyTrip.com, TATA SIALimited