Infosys has established a dedicated organization to manage and drive diversity and inclusion initiatives effectively. Today, Infosys has a workforce drawn from more than 83 countries; women comprise more than 32% of the workforce.
Diversity in talent is not an option, but a key driver contributing to our success. Our vision is to create an inclusive workplace and leverage diversity for a sustainable competitive advantage. The principles and goals of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights are at the epicenter of our Diversity and Inclusion strategy. We are an equal opportunity employer, and our recruitment and promotion policies are based on proven merit.
The InStep experience, with its talent and engagement framework, complements our vision of diversity. Our interns have the unique opportunity to engage with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
The InStep program inspires and attracts an outstanding pool of students from all over the globe, providing them with exposure to a culturally diverse environment. Throughout the program, interns experience multicultural interactions, both professional and personal, which prepare them for life as global professionals and citizens.
Several activities and events are promoted during the InStep program, so interns can benefit from a diverse organizational profile. Attending cultural workshops, learning new languages and regional business etiquette are a few examples of the activities that we actively encourage to drive the skill sets of InSteppers and turn our diversity to advantage.
In order to engage talent from diverse backgrounds, the InStep program partners with best-in-class academic institutions across the world. In the past, we have had interns joining in from over 45 countries. InStep interns in 2010 hailed from:
The InStep program engages talent at a gender ratio that is in accordance with that of the company and as highlighted in the graph below:
The InStep program offers projects in various fields, and it attracts talent from several academic disciplines and with different academic levels from important institutions around the world. InStep is a mix of undergraduates, postgraduates, and PhDs from fields including technology, business, and liberal arts. InStep presents interns with the opportunity to interact and learn with a set of peers who are diverse in terms of their intellectual acumen and accomplishments. In 2010 – 2011, the InStep intern pool was as follows: