Women technologists come to the fore
“Software development is knowledge-based or more cerebral in nature. And it is result oriented. The concept of being in office in the connected world and cloud is becoming increasingly irrelevant,” said Priya Chetty Rajagopal, vice- president, Stanton Chase, which focuses on executives.
As the developers can solve the customer issues over telephone or internet even while they are not at desk or beyond the normal working hours helping women to go home early and still do some part of work from home helping them find a better balance between their work and life. Most companies allow their employees flexible working hours to retain talent.
“It has more global orientation than many other fields. The MNCs cannot have different gender policy which is unfavourable to women in certain countries making the woman on par with their colleagues in other developed markets,” added Rajagopal. According to her this has forced many Indian companies, most of whom serve global clients, adopt the global practices sooner than later.
There is always a push for women at senior levels in technology to move more towards a communications or managerial positions citing that they are good at communicating and team building. Even that system is changing slowly. This is now more an option if they are done with writing codes rather than a systemic push according
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