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Women’s Leadership Development

With support from USAID’s Engendering Utilities program, Tata Power-DDL implements women’s leadership and development initiatives that improve company culture and performance.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is the largest integrated power company in India, serving over seven million people in North and Northwest Delhi. Only 15 percent of the company’s 3500 employees are women, and the utility realized they had an important role to play in increasing gender equality in India; a country with one of the lowest female workforce participation rates globally.

In 2019 Tata Power-DDL began working with USAID’s Engendering Utilities program to increase gender equality across the company. By employing more women in non-traditional roles, Tata Power-DDL has increased gender equality and improved utility performance. Engendering Utilities sat down with Bharat Chhabra, Tata Power’s Head of HR-Talent Development, to learn about the utility’s gender equality initiatives, their impact on women and men at the company, and the ways gender equality is strengthening their business.

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase economic opportunities for women, improve gender equality, boost business performance, and strengthen economies. Through a customized best practices framework, demand-driven coaching, and a Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program, Engendering Utilities builds the capacity of leaders to implement gender equality interventions that increase the professional participation of women and meet their core business goals.

Launched in 2015, the Engendering Utilities program demonstrates USAID’s commitment to promote a path to self-reliance and resilience in developing countries by fostering enterprise-driven innovation, inclusive economic growth, and gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Engendering Utilities is a key activity under the U.S. Government’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), which aims to reach 50 million women by 2025 through innovative and effective programs.

Date 
Monday, December 21, 2020 - 2:00pm

Last updated: January 21, 2021