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WNS Wins Special Award at 'NASSCOM Corporate Awards for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity 2010'

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In the 'Best BPO Company' category

BANGALORE, India, Nov 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, was honored by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) with a special award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity at the 'Inclusivity and Diversity Summit 2010', held during 22-23 Nov., 2010, at ITC, Bangalore. The special recognition award in the 'Best BPO Company' category was given to WNS for its path-breaking efforts in promoting women employment and empowerment. Suchitra Kerkar, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, WNS, received it on behalf of WNS from Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries.

"We are overwhelmed with this special recognition given to WNS by NASSCOM. We believe that inclusivity implies creating an enabling environment for growth regardless of gender. Over 42 percent of our workforce comprises women. So WNS clearly recognizes and believes that women are a potent force fueling its growth," said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services.

From simple initiatives like mandatory leaves, flexible work options and special grants for maternity for women employees, to strategic initiatives like ensuring only day shifts for women in the Nashik center, gender inclusivity is a part of WNS's organizational philosophy.

"At WNS, the ethos of gender inclusivity goes far beyond ad hoc initiatives, and has the buy-in and enthusiasm of the senior management. The most significant parameters of gender inclusivity are 60% of women employees joining us as against 34% male employees; and a sizeable percentage returning after having left the organization," adds Keshav.

NASSCOM Awards for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity encourage, recognize, and honor IT and BPO organizations that have implemented policies and practices for diversity and inclusivity, and thus enabled women to contribute to the success of the enterprise at all levels.

About the Award
The awards criteria include five parameters - business rationale, senior leadership support, communication, accountability and measurable results. The winning companies have been adjudged by a jury of representatives from the industry. The NASSCOM Corporate Awards to companies for excellence in Gender Inclusivity is a key component of the NASSCOM Gender Inclusivity initiative, to recognize best practices in gender inclusivity in the workplace and showcase the winning companies. This is the first award in India that honors companies that have implemented policies and practices for gender inclusivity and enabled women to contribute to the success of the enterprise at all levels in the organization.

About WNS
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process outsourcing company. WNS offers business value to 200+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics and Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process outsourcing services such as finance and accounting, customer care, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. WNS has over 21,000 professionals across 21 delivery centers worldwide including Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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