Women employees form a very important part of key functions of the organization, which is why we started the Women’s month at Myntra with a host of initiatives dedicated to celebrate the spirit and strength of women.
We invited Franklin “Dr. Safety” Joseph, a Women Safety Empowerment Specialist to conduct sessions that would educate our women employees in self-defense art forms and recognise conflicts. These sessions were spread across two days and covered topics such as Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense art form which teaches how to recognise danger and simple tactics to escape from threats.
On March 6th and 7th, we organised a mela in association with AWAKE (Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka) which featured products made by women entrepreneurs and few other smaller NGOs at its campus. Home-made chocolates, pickles, jams, handicrafts, candles and women’s accessories were some of the products that were on sale.
Pooja Gupta, our VP – Human Resources, said, “Myntra not only values the contribution of its women employees but encourages a healthy representation at all levels in the business.”
“We have a multi-pronged approach to the safety of women along with a strong Anti-Harassment policy in place. We also conduct regular awareness sessions with small employee groups. From a physical security perspective, we have a late night transportation policy for women employees which ensure that all women employees who work beyond 8 pm are provided a cab facility with an escort.”
“On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we have made it compulsory for all women employees to attend workshops on ‘Safety for Women’ which will teach them simple self-defense tools.”
It was a happy women’s day, indeed!