Pegasystems hosts SHE Team, Hyderabad to spread awareness on “Women Safety Practices & Self-Defence Techniques”
Pegasystems, a global software product company with significant development operations in Mindspace, Hyderabad, conducted an “Awareness, Alertness and Safety” session, focused at its female employees, as part of its “Women@Pega” initiative. The session saw the presence of Ms. C. Anasuya, DCP, Women & Child Safety Wing, Cyberabad Police (Head of SHE Team), Hyderabad, and Ms. Shalini, Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) Women's Forum Member. Attended by both women and men, the session also included self-defence trainers who apprised the employees on using simple techniques to manage situations that could be harassing in nature or which come under intrusion of a woman’s freedom and rights.
“Pega has proactively strived to make the company a highly attractive workplace for women, and it is a strategic area of focus for the India organization that constitutes a significant share global Pega workforce” said Suman Reddy Eadunuri, Managing Director at Pega India.
Employees went back well aware of the protection offered by the law and became better equipped with knowledge on countering unfavourable situations in the future. The SHE team promised to return with a full-fledged training session that would elaborate on basic defense techniques shared during the sessions. Today, the company is a back-to-back Top 25 Best Workplace for Women (2019 & 2018), recognized by Great Places to Work Institute.