SRINAGAR: As part of its World Women’s Week celebrations, MetLife India Insurance Co Ltd Tuesday announced the launch of multiple initiatives to promote gender diversity.
A press release issued here said the company, in addition to announcing special initiatives for women employees of MetLife, it has kick started six-month workshops on financial planning and stress management for women employees of its corporate clients.
The company announced the launch of an Education Assistance Policy, which provides a scholarship fund for its women employees to help them take on courses of their choice, it said.
To encourage women employees to learn self-defense, the organisation will reimburse the course cost for the first 25 women who enroll for the same, it said.
The company is running a poll where employees give suggestions on how to make MetLife an employer of choice for women, it said, adding that the idea is to implement some of the top ideas chosen by an expert panel.
“Discount programme with hospitals for women employees along with health and wellness sessions by eminent doctors have been introduced with sessions kicked off across branches. A specialized training programme on D&I has been launched to help employees understand and be a part of this journey,” it said.
The company said it has also started six-month workshops for women employees of their corporate group insurance clients.
“From financial planning, estate planning and understanding various provisions of the MWPA Act to stress management with specialists, the company genuinely hopes to make a difference for women employees even outside the organization,” it said.
Speaking on the occasion, Tarun Chugh, MD & CEO PNB MetLife, said: “I believe that gender diversity is an important part of D&I strategy for any organisation in India. We have launched our D&I programme last year and have come a long way since.”
“In 2015, we will continue to focus on gender diversity to retain and improve the ratio of women talent across the levels. Our aspiration is to be known as an inclusive global company that attracts, develops and recognizes the best talent with a focus on building a diverse workforce globally,” he added.
He said the recognition of MetLife as among the top 50 companies globally for women “is something we are proud of” and “hope to achieve the same for MetLife as well”.