Gurgaon, India, 23rd April 2018: Women Changemakers, gender diversity hiring vertical of Stockroom.io, has successfully rolled out its third edition of Career Fair & Confluence for women, held at Leela Ambience, Gurugram to connect female jobseekers with gender diversity-conscious employers.
The event held at Gurugram’s Hotel Leela Ambience saw over 500 excited job seekers throng the venue. Being an exclusive platform for companies and talent, this one-day career fair and confluence provided the attendees with an opportunity to network with women leaders from various established organisations. It also helped the female talent explore career opportunities by giving them a chance to discuss with recruiter and apply for a job on the spot.
The one-day career fair began with the talks by eminent speakers – Mini Mathur, well known Indian television personality; Manya Ranjan, Head of Strategy division at Sterlite Power; and Ritu Gupta Mehrish, Executive Coach and many more who shared important industry insights in interactive and energizing sessions to impart tangible tools that anyone can apply to their business or career. The speakers touched upon diverse topics like work-life balance for women and how gender diversity hiring is a cultural issue in companies. The talks addressed a lot of the problems being faced by career women in India and were very well received by the audience.
The talks were followed by the career fair where companies like Sterlite Power, APUS, BlackRock, American Express, SBI Life insurance, Infogain and many more participated. These companies showcased their job opportunities, gender diversity and inclusion initiatives, and also interacted one-on-one with the talent at their booths, fielding queries from enthusiastic jobseekers and accepting job applications on the spot.
Commenting on the success of the summit, Naren Krishna, Founder and CEO of Stockroom, said, “Women Changemakers is all about reducing the gender diversity gap at workplaces. We are really happy with the magnitude of amazing response that we are receiving from the candidates as well as our participating companies. The fact that lot of global companies are regularly sharing their diversity numbers shows their acknowledgement of the diversity problem. The varying degrees of progress they’re making in the efforts to diversify their workforces clearly underscores how difficult it is to move the numbers and make even a one percent increase in the representation of women, especially in technical roles. Even a 1% change translates to a big win for women in technology. We are determined to celebrate every one of these wins, no matter how big or small.”
Participating in the event, Manya Ranjan, Head at Office of Strategy Management at Sterlite Power, said, “According to a World Bank report, India’s growth is expected to accelerate from 6.7 in 2017 to 7.3 percent in 2018 and to maintain its employment rate, the country has to create 8.1 million jobs a year. While the government is working to achieve this kind of job creation, each one of you must be ready to make best of the opportunities thrown up by a large demographic dividend. At Sterlite Power, we encourage the talent to explore and experience the new ways of working to understand their true potential. This we believe will help in a long and successful career.”
Tao Li, CEO of APUS Group, said, “APUS is a strong believer of professional equality and women empowerment. In our company about 40% of employees are female, who are experts in their respective fields. We are looking forward to recruit more intelligent women who can contribute towards the growth of the company. Going with the goal of Indian government to empower women, this event is the perfect platform for us towards this big step. It is an inspiring and ground-breaking idea; we encourage the amazing talent pool in this event and wish them for their future endeavour.”