Women in Tech
Building a Sustainable, Equitable and Digital Future
‘Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars’, and may be this is one of the reasons why women epitomize the power of love and patience, donning different hats in their day to day lives. They have not only outpaced men in showing their mettle in personal lives, but when it comes to professionalism, they have not left any stone unturned to prove their managerial and leadership prowess.
According to the US Department of Commerce, women have secured half of all jobs in the US, but there’s a grim reality which paints a gloomy picture of the female talent pipeline with respect to technology space.
More than a third of the women who have a career in tech leave due to company culture, while there are many reasons women abandon a career in technology, the highest percentage of respondents — 37% — cite company culture as the leading cause, according to a study, Resetting Tech Culture, conducted by Accenture and Girls Who Code.
The technology domain is a male-dominated society and a global level view shows that women in technology represent only about 23% jobs in the US, while in India, the percentage stands at around 25%. The percentage of women chief information officers (CIOs) has remained stagnant at 14% since 2004.
The figures talk about the lack of women tech innovators and the motivation to retain them in the field of IT.
What is stopping them to be the Digital innovators? What are the reasons for the exodus of the tech women workforce? And how to create the next line of women tech innovators? The Economic Times Women in Tech Forum would try to find answers.
The Economic Times Women in Tech Forum