Lead Story

Welcome to the party

With well-articulated policies, a few organisations are fixing the gender imbalance and making workplaces more accommodating for women

Soumik Kar

In 2015, Urvi Aradhya, chief human resource officer at Inorbit Malls was having a routine conversation with Rhea (name changed), a mid-managerial employee in the architecture department, who was in her third month of pregnancy. At the time, most expectant mothers were dropping out of the workforce and the company wanted to know if they could prevent this.