Krishna Raghavan, Chief People Officer - Flipkart, outlines the initiatives being rolled out to keep employees working remotely productive, engaged and connected during the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 public health emergency
Long plagued by gender stereotypes and a lack of representation, the software engineering field has the reputation of being a “boys club”. This reputation is even more pronounced in India, where family pressure and the lack of a support system cause a lot of women to drop out of STEM jobs after their first few years. However, the trend is changing slowly but steadily, with a new generation of ambitious women engineers leading a quiet revolution in the field. These women are also mentoring younger students to create a new crop of women engineers who receive the guidance they did not receive. We spoke to some of Flipkart’s sharpest young women to get their views on what’s changed, what hasn’t and where they see things going in the future.
slash n 2019 is just around the corner, and Flipkart’s best tech minds are getting ready for its next flagship tech conference. We take a look at some of the people behind some of the best talks at last year’s slash n, and the amazing work they brought to the fore.
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science — these are just a few of the buzzwords that have dominated tech conversations in recent times. What happens when a company that generates data in excess of 15 terabytes every day shares its research and tools with the tech community? In 2013, Flipkart unveiled slash n, a flagship tech conference like no other. In the lead-up to the event in its fifth year in April, we look back at the highlights from slash n 2018
Packed with innovation, disruption and tremendous growth, 2018 saw Flipsters take their game to the next level, implementing customer-centric ideas and solidifying Flipkart’s image as one of India’s most trusted brands. All of this came to bear upon the 2019 Flipkart Annual Awards. The ceremony on February 7, 2019 was the grand finale that this stellar year deserved, with the finest achievements by Flipsters in a variety of categories celebrated with great aplomb. Read all about what transpired on that fantastic night!
In 2007, India’s e-commerce startup story began with the rather dramatic sale of a book. Over the better part of a decade, Flipkart added a slew of shopping categories including mobiles and electronics, fashion, large home appliances, furniture, grocery, and more. Even as the Bengaluru-based startup captured the market in these categories, one business unit fell behind. Books, the mainstay of the online shopping platform in its early days, was elbowed aside by strategic priorities. In August 2017, the Books & General Merchandise business was reconstituted and tasked with winning back brands and customers that had drifted to the competition. In less than a year, the new unit effected a remarkable turnaround, not merely arresting losses but growing the market to claim a sizable share, while adding heft to sales figures during the Big Billion Days in October 2018. Read this awe-inspiring story of resurrection and growth, peppered with revealing insight from the team that achieved the impossible.
Four months since its launch, 2GUD.com has captured and redefined the market for refurbished mobiles and electronic appliances in India. Read the story of the Flipkart team that worked behind the scenes to conceive and execute this path-breaking business innovation that has delivered on the promise of trust and convenience
Across India, most organizations are just starting to acknowledge the need for better workplace diversity. At Flipkart, the wheels of change have been turning for a while now and earnest attempts are underway to lead this change. And Flipkart Security is one such team where the transformation is starting to show — today, 33% of the team comprises women. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at the women working around the clock to keep Flipkart safe.
We started this year with a commitment to tell stories that champion progressive living and thinking, in line with our tagline - Naye India Ke Saath. This time, we bring you the story of a new, progressive generation. Move over Gen X and Gen Y because Gen E is here! Read more below.