Vedanta Ltd, a diversified natural resources company, has set a target to increase women board representation to 33% by 2020. Vedanta’s board currently has two female directors – Lalita Gupte and Anuradha Dutt – out of nine board members, including Chairman Emeritus Anil Agarwal. Gupte and Dutt are non-executive independent directors on the board.
“Hiring women far outpaces that of just diversity and gender inclusion. Women bring unique insights irrespective of the sector,” said Suresh Bose, head, group human resources at Vedanta. “Vedanta has taken the lead in ensuring that women constitute a sizeable number of our workforce; these will only increase in the years to come.” Read more
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