WOMEN AT MAHINDRA
WOMEN AT MAHINDRA
Inclusive Work Culture
Diversity and gender neutrality form part of the working environment; encouraging and promoting women Associates to grow professionally.
As an organisation, we are committed to Rise for a more equal world. We strive to build a caring, fair and thriving culture.
Jr. Officer – Commercial (Finance), Mahindra Agri Sector.
Turning adversity into an opportunity is the key to keep rising. I come from a humble background where women working is considered a taboo. I hit a personal low a few years ago when I was in an abusive marriage. However, I knew that succumbing to my circumstances was not the future I wanted for my daughter and myself. So, I decided to overcome these barriers despite societal pressures and judgements. I stood my ground, and fought for my aspirations to work and be financially independent, while raising my child as a single mother. Mahindra Irrigation has been the pillar that supported my personal and professional growth in the last thirteen years. Guidance from my colleagues and managers allowed me to upskill and become an indispensable asset for my team. I aim to provide my child with the facilities and environment that will enable her to become a responsible professional and an aware citizen in the future.
Territory Manager, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd.
Commitment is the bedrock for our growth. My journey started as a holiday consultant nine years ago with Club Mahindra. What glorious nine years these have been! To achieve such incredible growth, I have endeavored to acquire knowledge for myself share it with my teams through my hard work and commitment. During one of my best months in sales, I achieved 20+ units. This led me to achieve the title of a centurion and inducted me into the coveted MD & CSO clubs. Moreover, I got a chance to be a part of the Igrow Program, which is an initiative that supports employees in their professional and personal growth, thereby creating a conducive environment for us to excel. Today, I work as a Manager with Club Mahindra. I look forward to showing up and contributing every day, and my dedication helps me rise to every occasion. I’m proud to be a part of an organization which focuses intensively on our growth, and is truly caring - from extending aid during COVID to providing support in day-to-day life. I'm proud of my achievements as they not only boost my confidence and motivate me to keep getting better, but also make my journey very memorable.
Divisional Manager, Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.
As part of the Mahindra Finance – Collections & Recovery Team, in one of the largest geographies pan-India, my job requirements change every day. From having to communicate in four languages to traversing through the volatile geo political circumstances in the territory, to making do with limited manpower and traveling over 12 hours to reach a client, the challenges coming my way are neither traditional nor easy. But, because I consistently unleashed my potential, I scaled newer heights. Being in a male-dominated profile means constantly breaking various stereotypes and proving myself to my customers with patience and compassion. In my role, it’s essential to create a personal connect with everyone. I emphasise on self development and growth for my teams and create new benchmarks through my work to motivate them to improve continuously. My parents always wanted me to have a wider view of the world, and I believe the exposure I get every day on the job definitely fits that bill. In this challenging atmosphere, I’ve been driven to be consistent while being able to adapt. This enables me to create an environment where people around me are inclined to my vision, so that together, we can rise.
Manager – Process Engineering, Automotive Division, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.
One’s ability to adapt to changes is the springboard for one’s rise. Coming from a family of farmers, adjusting to diverse situations was a way of life for me since childhood. This trait has enabled me excel across functions –Industrial Engineering, Quality, or Logistics & Process Engineering. When I joined the Auto sector, I was the only woman on the shop floor. But, collaborating with others came naturally to me and I was able to succeed while coordinating with over 500 shopfloor associates. In my role as an industrial engineer, I was able to achieve many firsts for Mahindra, such as 90% utilisation of associate productivity and first-time right launch for Marazzo. I am grateful to be recognized for the new benchmarks set by my team and I. I believe that being transparent and accurate has played a major role in my journey as it helped me establish a clear two-way communication with the associates and adapt to the needs of the situation. The diverse experiences I’ve had, the critical product & process knowledge I’ve gained, and the people I’ve connected with have created great value for me personally and professionally. I hope to continue adding value to my organization in the same way.
Manager - Projects |Shadow Board 2023, Mahindra Accelo
I have always believed in this one thought, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Challenges make us dive deeper into our capabilities and bring out our hidden virtues. Two months old in Accelo, when I learnt about a new CSR project to build a primary school building, I sought it as a challenge and asked to get involved. The trust placed in me by my seniors fuelled my confidence to lead the project end-to end. Now, whenever I pass the school near our plant in Kanhe and see young students run into it to learn, it swells me up with pride. Since then, I have completed over 15 projects on manufacturing units which are core to our business. With each new facility, come new obstacles that continuously feed me with the zeal for fresh learnings and help me evolve. This passion of accepting all opportunities that come my way has moulded me into a more refined version of myself. Saying yes to these challenges that scare me, has empowered me to climb mountains! So, believe it when I say, I am a challenge seeker, therefore I rise.
Sr. Manager - Customer Relations, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd.
I believe in the power of perseverance . When I began my career as a tele-caller in the automotive industry, it wasn’t a mainstream job. I faced the uphill task of making a mark for myself in the industry as well as juggle my personal and professional lives.But, I wasn’t ready to quit without trying. I embraced every challenge, upgraded my skills and rose through the ranks. converted my call centre from a ‘cost-centre’ to a ‘revenue-centre’. Since then, I have never looked back. I’m deeply grateful for my family’s support and the guidance from the senior management at Mahindra for understanding my needs and helping me grow. I wanted to extend this network of support that was offered to me. Since I was given a level-playing field by my leaders, I, too, wanted to drive true empowerment in the same way. So, as the call centre head, I began recruiting older women and men to give them a second chance in their career. We provide them with training so they can become assets to the organization and their families. They are overcoming age and gender barriers in the industry. Today, as I lead a 150-member team on multiple projects, I look forward to creating a brighter future for our teams and customers.