Eaton, a global power management company, supports young women in pursuing STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with mentoring and scholarship programs. Eaton’s initiatives focus on nurturing and developing technical, managerial and behavioral skills amongst women students to improve their career prospects.
Eaton has a well-structured approach which along with several programs and initiatives cover women from all age-groups, societal strata and educational levels. The company supports girl students at schools in Maharashtra under their iTeach program, it also runs a pan India educational scholarship program called ‘Pratibha’ for women engineering talent at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. This scholarship program recognizes exceptional women students in India’s leading engineering institutions, assessing them not only on academic excellence but also on their co-curricular achievements.
Another such program that the company runs for young women is Udayan Shalini Fellowship. It is a personality development program supported by mentors for deserving and talented girls from weak socio-economic backgrounds.
Overall, the organization has supported more than 1400 women engineers in Maharashtra.
Swati Verma, Manager Inclusion and Diversity, Asia Pacific, Eaton says “We aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in the industry. Our focus is not only on supporting a healthy work environment for women employees, but also creating a safe, engaging and enriching work environment that provides an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive; where inclusion, access, and opportunities are ensured for all. Our programs and initiatives are directed towards embracing inclusion and encouraging gender balance in the field of science.”
Eaton is committed to making the workplace diverse and truly inclusive for women employees and ensures equal development and growth opportunities. This is demonstrated by Eaton hiring over 45% young female professionals from campus year on year. Eaton’s ReLaunch program has helped many female professionals revitalize their careers after a break. The ReLaunch program has been recognized as an industry best practice and replicated by peers.