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  • Emerson Innovation Centre in Pune commits to hire more women engineers, including in leadership roles

    Celebrating International Women’s Day, Emerson is initiating a women-recruitment campaign highlighting Emerson’s clear position as an equal opportunity employer in India

    Pune, March 4, 2015–The Emerson Innovation Centre in Pune, which provides world-class product, software design and engineering services for Emerson's businesses globally, today announced a recruitment drive aimed at hiring more women engineers. This initiative will take place from March 6 to March 20, 2015, in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8.

    All levels of open positions at the Emerson Innovation Centre, from entry level to senior and niche positions in the fields of mechanical, electrical, instrumental, and embedded and computer engineering, are included in the recruitment effort. To reach women engineers, the Emerson Innovation Centre will be advertising via billboards in prominent places around the city of Pune.They have also announced referral benefits for their existing employees who recommend qualified candidates. The application process is through the Emerson India website ( where all open positions are listed.

    Emerson Innovation Centre – Pune employs more than 1,000 engineers who are involved in the entire new product development cycle for many of Emerson’s products and services worldwide. Currently, about 18 percent of these employees are women and Emerson hopes to increase this number significantly through the recruitment campaign.

    “Emerson strongly believes in a diverse and inclusive work environment. We have had great female employees, who grew to become leaders at Emerson. We strongly encourage more women to apply”, said Anantha Sharma, Vice President andCentre Leader, Emerson Innovation Centre – Pune. “I am proud of Emerson for supporting our efforts to hire more women employees in our engineering set-up."

    This recruitment initiative is another step undertaken by Emerson to increase the number of women employees at its innovation centre in Pune. Emerson seeks to attract and retain women engineering talent by fostering a safe and ethical workplace culture that does not tolerate gender bias or unethical practices against women. As part of its efforts, the company organizes special sessions with its global women executives who share their experiences with the Centre’s women employees to provide support and encouragement and to help them fulfill Emerson’s vision of providing equal career opportunities in each market.

    “Emerson is a technology provider committed to innovation. We seek to hire the best and brightest engineering talent to help us succeed, and we are confident women employees will be of high value”, said Rinita Laskar, Head of Human Resources at Emerson Innovation Centre – Pune. “Emerson believes in a healthy inclusive environment that leads to enhanced performance, helping organizations to get better than the best.”

    The Emerson Innovation Center, Pune plays a pivotal role in accelerating innovation for the parent company, with nearly 500 invention disclosures and more than 270 patents filed by Pune engineers over a period of 11 years since its inception in 2003. Innovative thinking is at the core of its organizational culture. A wide spectrum of technical responsibilities are handled by the Pune teams, offering exciting challenges and opportunities to do things differently in designing global products, speeding design cycles andprovidinga competitive advantage.

    For more information about open positions and qualification requirements at the Emerson Innovation Centre – Pune, visit the Emerson India website at

    For more information about activities held for International Women’s Day, visit

    About Emerson

    Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit