A majority of Indian women in a sample survey feel that their gender positively impacts their ability to pursue a career in technology.
Booking.com, a travel e-commerce company, conducted a ‘Women in Tech’ research with an aim to provide better understanding on the continuing gender diversity challenge in the technology sector.
The research was conducted among women who work in tech and female students interested in pursuing a career in the industry and revealed that overall, Indian women have a positive outlook on technology careers.
As many as 90 per cent of Indian women believe their gender positively impacts their ability to pursue a career in technology, with 25 per cent citing that they believe job requirements in tech fit a women’s natural skill set.
The presence of female decision makers in the industry is a reason cited by 29 per cent of those surveyed for a positive outlook on careers in the industry.
Early exposure to certain skills and subjects have influenced the career choices of 88 per cent of the women surveyed. They believe this early exposure plays a significant role in driving their professional choices.
The research also highlights that, Indian women are much more likely to follow career footsteps of their parents.
“Women are still vastly under represented in the tech sector. What our research now tells us is exactly where women experience the biggest barriers and where the opportunity to initiate change is,” says Gillian Tans, CEO at Booking.com.