While India decriminalised homosexuality two years ago, most Indian companies are still taking the first steps towards gender diversity.
The representation of LGBTQI+ employees at large and small Indian companies is still significantly low. To top this, in India, 79% of the LGBTQI+ employees have indicated that their career growth has slowed down because of their gender identity and expression, and revealing their sexual orientation, according to a recent report by Accenture (pdf).
In this scenario, many employees choose to keep their identities private. According to the Accenture report, only 40% of employees across 26 countries globally are open about their gender expression. Yet, there are some companies in India that are not only vocal about their goals for a gender-diverse workplace but also hire affirmatively.
To tap into this network of inclusion, there’s plenty an LGBTQI+ job seeker could do—including, in some cases, signifying one’s identity on one’s resumé.