New Delhi / Mumbai, March 10, 2015:
- Celebrates the spirit of womanhood and recognizes diversity
- Launches initiatives for women employees of PNB MetLife
- Launches Education Assistance Policy
- Kicks off a programme with Corporates to organize financial planning and stress management workshops for women
- MetLife Named One of the “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) in the US
PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. (PNB MetLife) announced the launch of multiple initiatives to promote gender diversity celebrating World Women’s Week. In addition to announcing special initiatives for women employees of PNB MetLife, the Company has also kicked off a six month programme to organize special workshops on financial planning and stress management for women employees of their corporate clients. The D&I Council constituted in 2014 at PNB MetLife has been successful in establishing the framework for D&I with three pillars of support: strong management commitment, initiatives focused at women’s development and creating enablers and environment to make PNB MetLife an inclusive and diverse work place.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tarun Chugh, MD & CEO, PNB MetLife
said, “I believe that Gender Diversity is an important part of D&I strategy for any organization 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. The recent 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 our India programme as well.”
To commemorate Woman’s Day, PNB MetLife has launched a host of exciting initiatives to recognize women employees and sensitize their managers. The company announced the launch of an Education Assistance Policy, which provides a scholarship fund for women employees from PNB MetLife to help them take on courses of their choice. To encourage women employees to learn self-defense and be in a position to protect themselves, the organization will reimburse the course cost for the first 25 women who enroll for the same. The company is running a poll where employees give suggestions on how to make PNB MetLife an employer of choice for women. 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.
The company has also kicked off 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.
About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is a joint venture between MetLife International Holdings Inc. (MIHI), Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB), Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB), M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors, with MIHI and PNB being the majority shareholders. PNB MetLife was previously known as MetLife India Insurance Company Limited and has been present in India since 2001.
For more information, visit www.pnbmetlife.com