By March of 2019, India's locals will see plenty more women delivering food to the door.
Food delivery app Swiggy is hiring 2,000 women across India and breaking the prejudice that the job is male-centric. Of the 200 women delivery partners now working with the company, only 10 are in Bengaluru.
“Deliveries, for the longest time, have been a predominantly male job. For women, this is a new avenue for earning a stable livelihood. They are slowly trying to overcome stereotypes and pressures,” a Swiggy spokesperson told Metrolife.
To ensure that women have a safe working environment, the company is building separate toilets and identifying ‘safe zones’ to operate in, and limiting their work hours to 6 pm.
Swiggy is also setting up a dedicated helpline for delivery partners and women in managerial roles.
Throwing light on why there aren’t many women delivery executives, the spokesperson says, “The change has begun, and it takes time.”
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