All The Returning Women’s Programs By Tech Firms In India
Data by World Bank suggests that women make up only 23 per cent of India’s labor force in 2019, compared to 48 per cent of the global average.
Another study by the Center for Talent Innovation suggests that 36 per cent of women in India take a break from work. This could be for various reasons — getting married, starting a family, pursuing a passion, or for eldercare. While Indian women take shorter breaks (11 months) compared to their counterparts in Germany (1.9 years) and the US (2.7 years), only 58 per cent of them are able to rejoin work full-time. This dip directs towards rejection for the gap year(s), lower pay and outdated skill sets.
Tech companies in India, as in abroad, have developed programs to make their workplaces more women-friendly and help professionals on a break return to the workforce. These programs are mostly directed towards providing access to the right leadership and mentors, in-job training to improve their skills, and ultimately providing opportunities to absorb them back into the workforce.
We list some of these programs for returning women by tech firms in India.