Dr Lopamudra Priyadarshini
BENGALURU: The Indian information technology (IT) sector has added more than a million women in direct employment in the past decade. Indian IT employed 9 lakh women, or 30% of the 3 million directly employed in the sector in 2012-13. Today, that number has doubled to more than 2 million, or 36% of the total workforce of 5.3 million in the industry.
A confluence of factors has accelerated women’s representation, including companies developing progressive policies to induct more women into the workforce.
The increased number of colleges offering computer science courses and more women opting for it, visible examples of women in leadership roles and several state governments enacting policy to enable women to work in night shifts.