Women in Outsourcing Awards



HCL's Red Ladder Awards are uniquely positioned to identify, recognize & award high performing and high potential women leaders, and leverage them as role models for other aspiring women. Launched in 2016 by HCL, the initiative has been well received across various fraternity and created a niche for itself at several industry platforms to honor women for their contribution to business. HCL's Red Ladder Women in Outsourcing Awards is in partnership with IAOP’s Social Impact Center.
Nominations are now closed. 

The categories are as follows:

Leadership in Innovation during the Pandemic
This category recognizes senior women leaders who came up with innovative solutions and have shown leadership during the pandemic, thus, driving the sourcing team’s performance to meet the management's long-term expectations in moving from transactional procurement to transformational procurement.


Women Empower Women
This category will recognize the achievements of senior women who provided support and assistance to women in their organization/communities. This award is open to women who have not only achieved personally in their organization but have made a significant difference to the role of women in business within and/or outside their organization over the past 12 months. The winning candidate will have demonstrated their attitude and commitment to developing, mentoring, and promoting other women in their roles in business, they may have influenced cultures and championed change in their organizations to support gender diversity and gender equality.

Unstoppable Women 2022

Women to Watch list

This list of unstoppable women honors women who are advancing in both the I.T. and Outsourcing industries. This group of outstanding women executives are not only making an impact in their business but also demonstrating leadership, passion and determination, inspiring others and providing opportunities for others to succeed. These women are admirable examples of what can be achieved by women with vision in all corners of the globe. 

This list is a compilation of exemplary women who are up & coming in I.T. & Outsourcing. All were finalists for HCL’s Red Ladder Awards.

The list reflects those selected through the red ladder nomination process.

View the 2022 Red Ladder honorees

See previous Red Ladder Award winners


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