International Women’s Day: Omega Healthcare shows its support with a human chain in Bengaluru
March 9, 2018: On International Women’s Day, employees at Omega Healthcare formed a human chain to show their solidarity and belief in gender parity, celebrating the spirit of womanhood across four different cities- Bengaluru, Chennai, Bhimavaram and Trichy. The chain symbolises linking arms for growth and empowerment of women.
Currently,women account for 40% of the overall strength at Omega, and the company hastaken many initiatives to increase this ratio. Roshni and AdvancingWomen at Omega are initiatives specially framed to enable women totake on senior leadership roles in the company. These programs not only helpthem in their professional development but on the personal front too.
Lalitha MShetty, Senior Director, Human Resources, Omega Healthcare Management ServicesPvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, “We believe in providing equal opportunity to all our people todemonstrate their talent at workplace to their full potential. Omega is filledwith success stories of many women and to see them achieve this success withthe company is a matter of pride for us. After 9 years of successfulcareer as a professional social worker, I started my career as an entry levelHR person at Omega. I have received constant support and motivation from myteam and superiors in each step. The avenues for growth are aplenty andlearning is a continuous process here. It has been a wonderful work experiencethis far and I enjoy each day of work at Omega.”
SruthyRajan, DGM,Human Resources, Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru,added “Truly awesome to see all women coming together. But what made this trulymemorable was a great turn out from our male colleagues. The steppedforward holding banners & placards to soldier their support &encouragement for us WOMEN. This is a demonstration of our culture -very collaborative & inclusive. Each day of my career at Omega -spanning 11 years now - has been truly memorable. Every day brings in newopportunities & challenges. Our open & friendly culture,organization’s commitment to individual development, freedom &support to work with cross functional teams & implement innovative andimpactful practices, these have really helped me grow in my career here atOmega.”
In linewith this, Saisree R, Associate Director – Operations, OmegaHealthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, says, “It is a feel good & feelspecial day, for any woman. It is a day for each woman to pause a minute andlook back & recognize the efforts put to create this beautiful world aroundthem. I felt extremely happy to see Omega take steps to celebratewomanhood with multiple events, and the human chain was the show stealer of theday. The aim is to spread awareness on women empowerment & bring aboutgender equality. It was a privilege today to witness the women employeescherishing the special day & the blessing of being a woman, as well as allour fellow male Omegans offering support and making us feel special. I joinedOmega in 2008 as an Assistant manager for coding & I am one of the privilegedemployees to grow my career along with Omega.”
“It was agreat experience with so many of our associates participating in the HumanChain formation,” says Purnima S, Associate Director – Operations, OmegaHealthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd., Trichy. “Omega does break the myththat prevails in a corporate world on gender equality challenges and amale-dominant workspace. In any given time, I have never put my career on holdbecause of my personal life, thanks to the support I have received from my company.In fact, I was given more opportunities to explore and grow my career, helpingachieve a balanced work-life. From my own experience I can clearly and at thesame time proudly say that Omega is a safe organization for women as I havetraveled places with my male peers and never faced any issues.” she adds
As the partof the event, human chains were formed at Wind Tunnel Road in Bangalore, WilliamsRd, Cantonment in Trichy, RMZ Millennia Business Park, Dr. MGR Roadin Chennai, and DNR University Campus, Bhimavaram.