Intentionality is key to advancing women in tech, says HP's Sowjanya Reddy
While many technology companies are making considerable efforts to increase women's participation in the industry, the talent pipeline for women continues to lag behind and even to “leak”. And this means companies have to be all the more intentional about their policies and programs to build diversity, says Sowjanya Reddy, Head of HR for HP Greater Asia.
People Matters asked her to share some of the issues she has observed over her years in the industry, and the initiatives that work to tackle them. Here's what she told us.
This year, International Women's Day is themed around challenging bias and inequity where we see it. What do you personally see as the main biases and inequities that hold women back in the tech industry?
Women remain underrepresented in the tech industry for a variety of reasons, from uneven representation in universities and polytechnics, to not having enough role models, to inadequate support at the workplace.