Gender diversity is coming of age in the chemical industry. Over the last one decade and so, women have made steady progress. A 2017 study by Bloomberg highlights that women chemical engineers in the USA have now reached pay parity with their male colleagues. According to a 2018 study by KPMG over 35 per cent of chemists are women, and that number continues to rise.
The annual Credit Suisse Gender 3000 report regularly reports that companies with higher participation of women in decision-making roles can generate a better return on equity, higher valuations, better stock performance and higher dividend payouts. Having a woman in the managerial ranks has increased the company’s return on capital by 3.3 per cent over the past decade. And companies in which women make up 15 per cent of management are 50 per cent more profitable than those with less than 10 per cent.
- Ms. Sanchita Banerjee, ED - Special Projects, Oil India
- Ms. Vinati Saraf Mutreja, MD & CEO, Vinati Organics
- Ms. Priyamvada Bhumkar, Managing Director, Soujanya Color
- Ms. Archana Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Haylide Chemicals
- Ms. Bijal Mathkar, R&I Director, Solvay Research and Innovation Center India
- Dr. Sangeeta Srivastava, Executive Director, Godavari Biorefineries
- Ms. Geetali Thakur, Head – HSE, Deccan Fine Chemicals
- Mr. Pravin Prashant, Editor, Indian Chemical News
Key Discussion Points
- Is the Indian chemical industry doing enough to bridge the gender parity?
- Where do women engineers find a place in the new dynamics?
- Are there enough women employed in the Industry?
- Is the workspace welcoming for women talent, especially on the shop floor or is there gender bias at work?
- Female leadership and talent pipeline in the Indian chemical industry
- Equal pay and gender pay parity in the Indian chemical industry
- Pro-women brand in Indian chemical industry