Purpose that drives our community

Women are highly underrepresented in corporate leadership roles across the globe. As of the May 2019 Fortune list, only 33 women (6.6%) were CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and women account for less than a third (29%) of senior roles globally. Even though men and women enter the workforce in equal numbers, only a handful number of women get promoted to top ranks, creating a huge disparity in gender representation.
It is this disparity that Women Lead aims to bridge.

Leading the change since 2015

Women Lead Initiative began in Australia, as a response to the lack of women leaders in the country's top companies. It provided a platform where aspiring women executives interact and learn from successful industry leaders, and has been successfully bridging the gender gap ever since.

Promoting More Women in Leadership Roles

Women Lead believes, that only by promoting more women leaders can one solve the gender diversity problem in the corporate sector. Along with professional prowess and technical skills, women need champions, mentors and promoters within their organisation and across the industry; to shift the needle and progress to higher levels of leadership.

Enabling a Circle of Influence

Research reveals that women are more likely to progress to higher ranks of leadership if they are adequately represented, at the top. To enable this change, Women Lead introduced - The Circle of Influence. A platform enabling a connected ecosystem, allowing aspiring women to learn from industry leaders, build and engage with an alumni group, create partnerships and get opportunities to accelerate their professional career.

The Leaders who shape our community

About HCL & its Mission

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. As one the fastest growing technology companies, HCL Technologies has been globally committed to gender diversity and inclusion with a focus on increasing the participation of women leaders across the corporate world. Women empowerment is an integral part of HCL’s holistic diversity agenda. Accordingly, HCL Technologies decided to create a corporate mentoring program Women Lead, to help top-performing women professionals excel and break the glass ceiling.

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