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Swiggy hovers time-off policy for female delivery partners during periods; Recieves praise online

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With radical progress, Swiggy, India’s largest online food ordering and delivery platform, founded in July 2014 have made headlines for its recent HR Policy which shifts the road to genuine gender equality because in its recent public message it has announced a two-day paid monthly period time-off policy for female delivery partners. The digital delivery signed up for its first female delivery partner in Pune and currently has over 1000 women delivery partners.

Mihir Shah’s message for female delivery executives

“Discomfort from being out and about on the road while menstruating is probably one of the most underreported reasons why many women don’t consider delivery to be a viable gig. To support them through any menstruation-related challenges, we’ve introduced a no-questions-asked, two-day paid monthly period time-off policy for all our regular female delivery partners,” conveyed Mihir Shah, Vice President of Operations at Swiggy on Thursday, October 21. Swiggy’s first female delivery executives laid the foundations in 2016.

Zomato’s visionary move with regards to annual ten days of paid leave

Zomato, an Indian multinational restaurant aggregator and food delivery company introduced an annual ten days of paid “period leave” per year for its female and trans employees in the year 2020. Zomato has promised to increase the participation of en in its delivery venture as it targets to have at least 10% women delivery partners by the end of 2021 and it at least starts with the initiative in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. “Starting today, we are making it our goal to increase women’s delivery partner participation in our fleet. Currently, women are less than ~0.5% women delivery partners in our fleet and this needs to change,” conveyed Zomato’s founder Deepinder Goyal.

Companies which promote and invest in women’s success at work

Most women face barriers in their careers, especially at their workplaces. Women’s career despairs are far-flung from getting resolved in 2021. Here are some companies which have made huge strides in recent years:


Aramark, American foodservice, facilities, and uniform services provider to clients in areas including education, healthcare, business, prisons, and leisure has recently named a 2020 Winning “W” Company for having a corporate board made up of 30 percent women, five years ago, they were at 0 percent.


Carbon, a 3D printing technology company, is led by female-empowering CEO Ellen Kullman. Kullman, who was named to Comparably’s “Best CEOs for Women” list, joined this company at the end of 2019 and has already increased Carbon’s leadership team to 45% women, to increase that to 50%.


Honeywell, an American publicly traded, multinational conglomerate believes in women-only networking events to a comprehensive Return to Work program designed to support women with longer maternity leaves and a seamless transition back into the workplace after having a child.


Kimberly-Clark, an American multinational personal care corporation has received one of the top companies for executive women in 2018 and 2019 by the National Association for Female Executives. The company has increased women in senior management by 66 percent and is designed to meet the needs of women with various personal obligations.


Lendlease Group, an Australian multinational construction, property, and infrastructure company believes in prioritizing gender equality and is committed to building a more equitable industry through formal initiatives and specialized programs, like their employee resource groups and their annual internal women’s leadership conference.

The simple truth about the difference between male and female at workplace

The huge disparity between women’s and men’s unpaid leave and responsibilities can only be met when women’s voice, representation is heard. We can confine inequalities and limit drawbacks by acknowledging and asserting ourselves.


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