The percentage of women entering tech majors is growing but yet there is seemingly no change in women entering leadership positions. This tells us that there is more leakage in the pipeline after their graduating years. Family responsibilities, relocations, lack of promotions & growth opportunities and differential treatment between men and women are some of the important reasons why.
Normalizing salaries to equate gender pays and making sure that pro – women policies are in place have been focused on over the past decade but is this enough to retain and nurture Women Talent?
At the organization level , companies spend enough on diversity initiatives, training programs and networking needs. However, they fall short on data as to why women are plateauing or leave before they reach leadership positions.
Women Leaders have often faced questions of how they raise children when work demands long hours and travel. Ironically, Men have never faced such questions.
More than 40% of *Women Leaders who have been interviewed by Han Digital felt that Men seemed to get more listened to at a work space. This lack of societal sensitivity and stereo typing are some of the biggest reasons that impedes women’s career growths.
Women are no less ambitious than Men. It is the struggle they go through in pursuing their professional ambitions that gets them burnt out and perhaps make them opt out of their careers earlier than their male counterparts
After working with different stakeholders of the Tech ecosystem and much deliberation, Han Digital, framed a few hard hitting questions specific to Business Leaders from Global Organizations (Demand-side), Talent Consulting / Academic Institutes / Regulatory bodies (Enablers) and Women Networks / Active & Passive Women jobseekers (Supply-side)
For CORPORATES of the Ecosystem
For ENABLERS of the Eco system
For WOMEN & FUTURE LEADERS
Achieving gender diversity in the Tech Executive ranks require more than just adding women to the team. It takes cultures of organizations , societies at large , collaborations and massive efforts of an entire eco-system to groom and nurture more Women Leaders across industries.
* Women Leader - Working in ITBPM industry, having 15+ years of experience