With a core belief that ‘Mobility enables Freedom’, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) celebrated International Women's Day differently, by rolling out a unique program #LicencetoDrive. Almost 100 SAVWIPL women employees, across locations in India, received their Learner's License at a celebratory event to mark International Women’s Day on March 4th .
Women employees across locations participated enthusiastically in the virtual training sessions and undertook the online test to avail their Learner's license. The second phase of the #LicenseToDrive initiative will commence from 8 March 2022 – to mark the International Women's Day occasion, with a month-long drivers training program, followed by an RTO exam for obtaining the Driver's License
Sarma Chillara, CHRO, SAVWIPL, said, " Vehicle Driving isn’t just a male forte. The number of skilled women drivers are increasing every day and today it is HER Lane as much as it is HIS. As a global organization with a strong focus on promoting equitable workplace and inclusion, the #LicensetoDrive initiative is a natural fit to encourage our women employees who, for various reasons, have not been able to commit their time and effort towards learning this vital skill. I am happy to share that almost 100 of our colleagues have received their Learner's licence under this program and will undergo further training for their Driver’s License. We take this opportunity to wish our women employees and customers a very Happy International Women's Day."
The initiative is being implemented with a series of communications campaigns, training sessions, and on-ground events.
ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India oversees the Indian operations of five VW Group brands namely– ŠKODA AUTO, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini.