More women required in the tech field, feel top leaders
Despite gender diversity programs around the globe, women in the technology sector still struggle with discrimination and a lack of opportunities in the industry. The technology community has mixed emotions and the mindset to accept the fact that women need to be motivated and better incentivized to keep their careers in the domain.
And when it comes to promoting women in mid-senior and senior leadership positions, the journey becomes tougher for any individual in the technology sector. Though the so-called corporate and entrepreneurial world is dominated by male leadership, women are managing to do wonders in climbing up the ladder.
Today every company worth its salt is having specifically targeted programs for developing women leaders, especially in the technology domain. Still, the country ripples to maintain the gender diversity ratio in tech hiring and retaining talent. To understand the situation at different levels and organisations around the world, the following women leaders in technology highlighted their experience and ground reality of their respective industries.
Entering the man’s world
The IT sector in India is still dominated by men. That’s not to say that women don’t like STEM education or are not suited for it. Women need men to understand the challenges they undergo in their careers and a little support from teachers to encourage them to study science and technology that can allow them to enter the IT world.