Ola Futurefactory will be Run Entirely by Women: Bhavish Aggarwal

In a significant move for contributing towards women empowerment, Ola Cabs founder and OLA Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal disclosed that its upcoming electric scooter manufacturing facility, known as ‘Ola Futurefactory’, will be run entirely by women.

September 13, 2021. By Manu Tayal

In a significant move for contributing towards women empowerment, Ola Cabs founder and OLA Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal disclosed that its upcoming electric scooter manufacturing facility, known as ‘Ola Futurefactory’, will be run entirely by women.

Welcoming the first all-women employees’ batch at its Futurefactory, Bhavish Aggarwal, via a tweet said that, an Aatmanirbhar Bharat requires Aatmanirbhar women, and this facility will employ more than 10,000 women.

Moreover, this Futurefactory will be the world’s largest women-only factory and the only all-women automotive manufacturing facility globally, he added.
Aggarwal also hinted that “this is the first in a series of initiatives we are undertaking at Ola to create a more inclusive workforce and provide economic opportunities for women across the board.”

He further continued “we have invested significantly to train and upskill them in core manufacturing skills and they will be responsible for the entire production of every vehicle manufactured at Ola Futurefactory.”

Enabling women with economic opportunities improves not just their lives but that of their families and indeed the whole community. In fact, studies show that just providing women parity in the labor workforce can grow India’s GDP by 27 per cent, Aggarwal commented.

“But this requires active and conscious efforts from all of us, especially in manufacturing where participation remains the lowest at just 12 per cent,” he added.

“For India to be the world’s manufacturing hub, we must prioritize upskilling and generating employment for our women workforce,” believes OLA Electric CEO.

“Ola Futurefactory is one step towards our vision of the world’s future – a world with clean mobility, a carbon-negative footprint, and an inclusive workforce. We will continue to take steps that get us closer to achieving each of these across Ola and encourage others to join us so we can accelerate India’s progress,” he concluded.
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