Taking forward their legacy of commitment to the country with dedicated efforts to boost women employee, nurture them and help them grow within the system, Canon proactively indulges in policies and activities that ensure a safe, secure and inspirational workspace for women.
With dedicated efforts to support performance management, employee-management relations and resource planning, Canon HR policies offer an array of solutions. One such unique initiative, ‘Ladies Power Lunch with CEO’ is a platform where women employees are provided an opportunity to interact with the CEO of the company. Under its HR practice, women employees of Canon are motivated to engage and evolve through various company activities. One such campaign is ‘Women Empowerment’ where women from various Canon offices go to the adopted villages under their flagship initiative ‘Adopt a Village’ to interact with women and girls of the villages. Canon employees educate the village females about topics like personal hygiene, significance of sanitation, ways to judge people and situations and most importantly self-defence and safety.
Speaking about the significance of its women workforce, on this International Woman’s Day, Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO of Canon India, said, “At the heart of Canon is equal opportunity for all. Be it at the workplace or at our adopted villages, we reinforce our vision of creating gender equality. Canon’s policies and initiatives are in line with our vision to create stronger workforce where women can be leaders just like the way they lead their homes. Women today are Superwomen in true sense. They manage their work and home with equal dedication and efforts. It is for us to appreciate their efforts and provide them with opportunities, so that they can showcase their prowess. Women in Canon hold many important positions. We aim to continue and excel this proposition. At present, we have 12% women employees contributing to the vision of Canon India. But we surely want to take this number to at least 20% over the next two years.”
To celebrate the spirit of womanhood, Canon India has planned an array of activities to acknowledge and respect the efforts of its women employees. March 8, 2016, International Woman’s Day will welcome women colleagues in the company with a motivational program in which a special session only for women employees will be conducted by a motivational speaker and a Life Coach. During the course of this program, Canon’s women employees will be encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards life. In this two hour long session, they will get the opportunity to interact with the speaker to understand and explore the methods to strike a work-life balance.
On March 13th, photography workshops will be organised across the country. The first leg will witness workshops at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, The Chancery Pavilion in Bangalore, Holiday Inn in Mumbai and The Park in Kolkata. Highlighting Canon’s commitment towards making technology accessible, particularly to women, this initiative is sure to create an engaging platform for all the participating photography enthusiasts.
Comfort, security, equality, work life balance and evolvement are key aspects of Canon’s HR policies for women. Comfortable work hours, flexible timings for new mothers, transport facility for all employees, relaxed leave policies and much more stand testimony to Canon India’s efforts to promote a culture of growth and gender equality. Canon also organizes special workshops like wellness workshop and self –defence trainings for is female employees on regular basis which helps them to optimize personal well-being to learn effective techniques to counter any form of abuse.
The women at Canon are considered pillars of power, who enable the brand to achieve its leading position. With the vision to offer the most gratifying yet productive and dynamic environment, Canon continues to support the emergence and success of women power.