PRESS RELEASE | Bangalore, October 2018
In an effort to recognize the contributions of Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd towards building sustainable careers for women, AVTAR Group & Working Mother Media has listed Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd as part of the 2018 – 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI). Currently in its third edition, BCWI Study aims to recognize and bring into foray the sustained initiatives undertaken by companies to increase women’s workforce participation.
The 2018 edition had hundreds of companies from across industries, participating. Among which, Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd emerged as one of 100 Best winners of the study along-side companies like P&G, Novartis, Astra Zeneca, Nestle, GSK, Unilever, Goldman Sachs, EY, Deloitte, BASF, ANZ etc.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Jignesh Bhate, CEO Molecular Connections said: “There is a reason why Molecular Connections keeps getting titled one of the most desirable places to work for women& the reason is it’s “recherché workplace culture explicitly designed to inspire colleagues and cultivate creativity, that is envied by many”. This is evidenced by the fact that the company boasts in having women in leadership positions with an astonishingly high employee retention rate. Women here are great multi taskers, managers and add immensely to innovation at Molecular Connections.
Molecular Connections takes pride in being a flat organization where opinion’s, ideas are heard and implemented at a lightning speed!! At heart we are a startup, within the body of a large institution.
When your employees are happy, your customers are happy. When your customers are happy, all stakeholders are happy”. This award is a tribute to all women at Molecular Connections”.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder – President, AVTAR Group, said “Over the past 3 editions of the Best Companies for Women in India initiative (BCWI) – 2016, 17 and 18, BCWI has given the much needed momentum to corporate India’s conviction in gender inclusion. This comprehensive gender analytics exercise is powering the collective intent on inclusion, helping fragmented bits of ideas cohere into an intentional, vision-driven whole. To see organizations, evolve their enablement framework to one that acknowledges and supports the holistic well-being of employees, specifically women, is extremely heartening. Offering such support, especially at critical life events like maternity, help women professionals navigate emotion hurdles and move on to build successful, sustainable careers. With personalized handholding, their engagement with their employers are heightened and growth to leadership is a natural, logical extension. The 2018 BCWI data tells us just that – invest in women, they will leave you less! But, as we collectively move towards the elusive goal of gender balance, there is room to do more, add more! Women hiring has seen a dip between 2017 and 2018; at mid-management levels, men continue to be more likely to be promoted. Consistent focus to ensure osmotic reach of the inclusion intent is the way to go.”
Adding to this, Ms. Subha Barry, President, Working Mother Media, said “Working Mother Media is proud to again partner with AVTAR to name the Best Companies for Women in India. The exemplary companies that made the 2018 100 Best Companies for Women in India list represent the most progressive companies for women. We applaud their vision and efforts to create and sustain a work environment where women can advance and thrive.”
Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd is renowned for pioneering initiatives that help women build a successful career and offer them a well chalked out growth path.
In the last annual year, Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd has introduced several key initiatives that help build a women inclusive workplace. More than 75 percent new hires are women and around 60 percent women are employed at top-level positions.