Constitute 51% of entry level hiring
March 15, 2016: The technology industry in India for long has been known for less women representation. However, the latest report by The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) states that the industry is increasingly turning women centric. The report, titled ‘Gender Diversity & Inclusivity trends in the IT-BPM Sector’, states that women constitute 51% of entry level hiring. The findings were shared on the sidelines of the 9th edition of the Nasscom Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2016 in Bengaluru.
The study was aimed at understanding the role of women in the sector and help companies formulate practices, which can further accelerate inclusion in the industry. The report stated that the focus is shifting from inclusivity and diversity to empowerment. Women are increasingly moving away from support roles and growing in core business operations through added focus on training and development.
Speaking on the rise of women participation in the sector, Nasscom Chairman BVR Mohan Reddy said, “I am extremely proud of the progress that the industry has made to promote gender inclusivity. At Nasscom, we believe that development is never complete unless it is across all sections through participation and inclusion of people irrespective of their gender, creed or colour. I hope that we will continue with this trend in supporting more women to break the glass ceiling.”
However, there is still a long way to go. While gender equality has been established at entry levels, women still constitute a far lower share in CXO roles. The trend of women resigning at a higher rate than men as their personal priorities change is hampering this growth.
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