India’s IT and BPM (business process management) sector is hiring more women, with 51% of entry-level hiring constituting females, a recently released joint study by Nasscom and PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed.
According to the report titled, ‘Gender Diversity & Inclusivity trends in the IT-BPM Sector’, women constitute 51% of entry level hiring and have a 50% higher chance of getting job offers.
The report says that the focus in the industry is shifting from inclusivism and diversity to empowerment. In fact, the evolution of job profile from support roles to core business saw an increase of 2% and women in overall managerial roles as a proportion of total women employees has increased by 2% over 2012.
Women constitute 28% of job applicants which is up by 5% over 2012.
The average hours spent on training has also increased by 38% over 2012 while that for men has only increased by 26%.
Nasscom and PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted the survey of Nasscom member companies to understand the role of women in the technology sector and help companies formulate practices which can further accelerate inclusion in the industry, it said in a statement.
The findings were shared at the 9th edition of the “Nasscom Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2016”, which was held last week in Bengaluru.