Outsourcing Industry is Bringing in More Women in Tech Landscape

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TechWhile the trend of diversity and inclusion looks promising in this sector, the world still has a long way to go to become fully inclusive when compared to developed countries. While gender equality has been established at entry levels, women still constitute a far lower share of CXO roles. The trend of women resigning at a higher rate than men as their priorities change is hampering this growth. This is reflected in some of the numbers.

Rapid economic growth of a country has now been accompanied by higher educational attainment among women. These advances often lead to an increase in women entering the labor force, however with a surprising decline on this front in India.

From fresh perspectives to a direct impact on a company’s bottom line, the importance of women in the outsourcing industry can span far and wide. Women in this industry also create value through the diversity of thought. Collaboration between different genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and races can lead to enhanced problem-solving and increased innovation.

Research shows us that diversity among teams helps them make better business decisions 73% of the time. Gender diversity sheds more light on an organization’s opportunities and vulnerabilities. This heightened awareness means gender-diverse teams can be more efficient and better able to make crucial decisions twice as fast. Adopting gender diversity can help companies experience these far-reaching benefits.

Increasing representation of women in tech has now become important not only for the brilliant career opportunities it can offer to them but also for the ability of the technology industry as a whole to innovate and rise to meet the needs of society.

Prior to the home computing boom, programming was often done by women. The technology has moved on but the underlying aptitude needed remains the same – so perhaps there’s an argument for the tech industry to turn back the clock and remind itself of this. And diversity needs to mean diversity – rather than the tendency to ‘fix’ women to make them more like men.

Having more women in tech can foster the growth of women-related tech products. The men in tech are less likely to design products not associated with them. But women with tech skills can help make tech products more balanced. For instance, voice recognition systems need to portray male and female voices. If all systems had male voices, then female consumers would probably resent them.

Women are as good at technology as men. It’s not the lack of interest that keeps women from pursuing tech-related occupations. It’s an unsupportive culture and an undervaluing of their capabilities. So, a good starting point to get women in technology is creating a supportive culture in homes, schools, and the workplace.