New Delhi [India]March 9 (ANI/TechGig): ‘Technology is an enabler – and the most efficient tool to bring gender equality into the workplace.
Women professionals – especially developers – must use it hard to grow their careers, ’concluded a united panel of female tech leaders in a virtual panel discussion hosted by TechGig.
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The panel discussion on #BreaktheBias: What women in tech want ’included female leaders from leading technology companies NetApp India, TCS, Thoughtworks, ServiceNow and Actu-Real Inc.
The panel considered how female technologists bring a different – and responsive – perspective to the boardroom and that having more women in the workforce is not an option but a business necessity.
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In the discussion, Madhurima Agarwal, Director- Engineering Programs, NetApp India highlighted how many women are now taking up STEM roles and are also gradually finding a place in the boardroom. Another panelist, Anita K Manda, Director- Information Technology, ServiceNow, spoke about the role of mentorship in the workplace. “Young women developers should look at the women leaders around them and follow their path,” she said.
To mark the celebration of International Women’s Day, TechGig kicked off a women’s-only hiring hackathon hosted by NLB Services. This hackathon tests the Java, .NET proficiency of female developers and offers jobs and prizes (worth Rs 2,25,000) to top performers. It will end on April 11.
Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TechGig said, “TechGig has always promoted and supported the rise of women in technology. We started the largest women -only coding competition in India – Geek Goddess – with this vision. So to celebrate. the International Women’s Day, we invite successful women in tech to share their journey and advice with our community of female developers. Hopefully many young people have learned the nuances of growth in tech careers from this discussion. “
Speaking about the NLB #BridgeTheGap Diversity hackathon, Sachin Alug, CEO, NLB Services said, “This hackathon will allow finalists/winners to have the opportunity to work with organizations with a global reputation, not considering whether they are starting their careers, taking a break from their jobs or just looking to branch out.TechGig can help with the goal by leveraging its existing community of tech enthusiasts and creating awareness to help of its reach in the tech domain across India ”.
Gender diversity is one of the most talked about agendas on the technology job floors but the efforts that have resulted in its limited growth. As a result, women make up only 34 percent of tech workers today, according to industry body NASSCOM estimates. This is where the efforts focus – because TechGig initiatives are helping to make gender inclusive in tech workplaces. TechGig – with initiatives as Geek Goddess – is at the forefront of allowing women in tech to break the glass ceiling in tech workplaces.
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