A First of its kind Retail Initiative from Vodafone, for Women employees
Bengaluru, March 10, 2016: Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, in a unique step toward women empowerment, today launched two ‘Vodafone Angel Stores’, in Bengaluru. Angel Stores are Vodafone retail outlets managed and run entirely by women employees. This initiative is in line with Vodafone’s endeavor of encouraging diversity and inclusion at workplace by constantly improving and reinventing itself and offering its employees, the best in industry workplace conditions. The two Vodafone Angel Stores at Banashankari and CMH Road in Bengaluru, were launched on the occasion of International Womens’ Day.
These Vodafone Angel Stores are the first-of-their kind in Bengaluru, with only women staff members, including security, pantry staff, customer service resources as well as management level personnel. The Vodafone Angel Stores will continue to provide the finest customer service that has remained a Vodafone tradition.
Expressing pride at unveiling this first in the industry initiative from Vodafone for women employees in Bengaluru, Amit Kapur, Business Head – Karnataka, Vodafone India said ‘Vodafone believes that economic empowerment of women is a great building block in social development. The Angel store is Vodafone’s endeavour to provide our women employees with one of the most secure and productive working environments in the city. Vodafone India has always laid great emphasis on equal rights and opportunities for our employees and our policies encourage women employees to aspire for and achieve their career ambitions. From time to time, women have proven their ability to create, nurture and transform businesses at all levels.We are confident that our Angel Store staff members will excel in their tasks and succeed in making these stores among the finest Vodafone stores in Karnataka. We couldn’t think of a better occasion than International Women’s Day to present this initiative to our employees and customers. ”
About Vodafone India
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 194 million customers (over 100 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
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