Shaping the Women Leaders of Tomorrow through Legrand Empowering Scholarship

Legrand, the global leader in electrical and digital infrastructure, organised Legrand Student Connect Programme, in Mumbai on 4th March 2023. More than 100 Legrand Scholars, who are beneficiaries of the Legrand Empowering Scholarship Program, along with their families attended the event. Through this Scholarship Program, Group Legrand India aims to assist meritorious and deserving girl students from lower socio-economic backgrounds to pursue their UG program in the field of Engineering, Architecture, Science and Technology from recognized colleges and universities across India. Started in 2018, so far 400+ girls have benefitted from this initiative which included differently abled girl students and Transgender students.

Besides the financial assistance for education, Legrand has initiated a Student Mentorship Program in 2022 to build future women leaders by ensuring holistic development of the students through mentoring and equipping students with the confidence to fulfil their ambitions through the acquisition of life skills, soft skills, and career guidance. Beneficiaries of the Legrand Scholarship have been empowered to create meaningful campus ties and secure internship opportunities.

The Legrand Student Connect Programme served as a platform for the students to share learning experiences, network and interact with the senior leadership team and subject experts. A motivational session was also organised as part of the event.

Commenting on the event, Tony Berland, CEO & Managing Director said, “In our endeavour to extend the scholarship programme to deserving candidates, we are happy to bring to fold students from PwD and the Transgender community. This is also aligned to our Group commitment of building a gender-diverse and inclusive workforce. The Legrand Empowering Scholarship Programme aims to empower deserving girl students with access to quality education through financial assistance, mentorship to hone them into industry-ready talent and emerge as a strong women leader in their chosen field.”

Legrand scholars who had completed the Legrand Mentorship Program were felicitated at the event and completion certificates were awarded.

A global specialist in the electrical & digital building infrastructure, with a global turn over Euro 6.99 billion in year 2021 group based in Limoges, France. The group has manufacturing facilities in 90 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries. Globally, Legrand is a leader in wiring devices and cable management with a global market share of over 20 per cent and 11.6 per cent respectively. Legrand also enjoys leadership positions in at least one of its major business areas in a (several) number of countries including France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China, and of course India.

Legrand India offers a wide range of products in the categories of Energy distribution, Wiring devices, Home Automation, Structured Cabling, Lighting Management Solutions, Cable Management, and Industrial application products. It is an undisputed leader in MCBs, RCDs and DBs and a strong No. 2 in wiring devices Apart from this, the company also holds a leading position in Home Automation, MCCBs and Cable management systems.

The company’s geographical reach, across market segments, caters to new requirements of customers with smart solutions that make Legrand a multipolar group. And this multipolar nature, and the global philosophy of Listen, Design, Make and Support has enabled it to provide innovative and smart solutions. Legrand’s products are amongst the top in the market and have undisputable brand equity.

Legrand products and services comply with the three criteria of simplicity – simplicity of use, simplicity of installation and simplicity of distribution – which enables the company to quickly penetrate new markets. With an employee base of over 5500 in India, the company is fast emerging as a leader in its core business by extending products and services that suit every segment in the local market.

Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand operates across India over 27 offices, an extensive network of over 870 distribution partners and 19000 retail outlets with seven state-of-the-art manufacturing units, seventeen training centres and 3 R & D centers. Technological innovations, simple and rapid product combinations to form communicating systems, clever installation ideas etc. are the focus of the R & D team at Legrand.

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