- Companies in India are making efforts to increase gender diversity in the manufacturing sector, with the female blue-collar workforce participation rising to 8% from less than 2% a few decades ago.
- Sectors like life sciences, automotive, and engineering design are leading in gender diversity due to their high degree of automation and skilled talent requirements.
- Tata Motors aims to increase the share of women on its shop floor to 25%.
- JSW Steel aims to raise the number of women in its workforce from 6% to 15% by 2030.
- Companies like ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel, Ashok Leyland, and Anand Group are also working to improve gender diversity on the shop floor.
- The gender pay gap and addressing other factors affecting women’s participation in the workforce remain challenges in India.