In order to create a workplace where women can thrive and succeed, technology companies must take the initiative to provide opportunities for employees to grow and prepare for their future. Data shows that 78% of women in the tech sector feel they have to work harder than their male counterparts to prove themselves. To help meet this challenge, Working Women in Transition (WWIT) organized a session to inform women about trends in the workforce and the resources, programs, services, and opportunities available to them. Not only is it important to promote and retain women in tech positions for the sake of financial and cultural livelihoods, but also because 43% of graduates in these sectors are now women, although the overall rate of young women completing higher education is still quite low at 17%.
The United Nations team in India, including UN Women, has come together to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals and create a collective report that serves as a guide for stakeholders from all sectors to find positive solutions to challenges affecting women in Indiana. The McKinsey Institute has estimated that if women in India had the same opportunities as men in the labor market, it would add approximately 159 billion rupees (770 billion US dollars) to the economy. Organizations such as HWC Engineering Integrating Women Leaders, LLCIU Center of Excellence in Women's Health Krieg DeVault, LLP Mentoring Women's Network Moore Matters, LLCRAW Corporation United Consulting Women Like Us Foundation are taking steps to ensure that women have access to non-traditional and higher income-generating opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Companies must also take the time necessary to ensure that women are connected with experienced people and can continue to support upward mobility through formal sponsorship programs.
A study by Duflo and Topalova (200) revealed that reserving posts for women in local governments in India improved infrastructure at the community level. This was the first study of its kind to demonstrate this unequivocally. It is clear that no country has yet achieved gender equality due to the complex interaction of unconscious social norms and institutions. However, initiatives such as those mentioned above are helping to ensure that women's voices are heard in Indianapolis. In order to make sure that female voices are heard in Indianapolis, stakeholders must take action. Companies should create formal sponsorship programs that provide opportunities for women to connect with experienced people and support their upward mobility.
Organizations should also provide access to non-traditional and higher income-generating opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Finally, local governments should reserve posts for women which will improve infrastructure at the community level. These initiatives will not only help create a workplace where women can thrive and succeed but also add approximately 159 billion rupees (770 billion US dollars) to the economy. It is essential that stakeholders take action now so that gender equality can be achieved.