32.5C
Delhi
Sunday, March 7, 2021

38% Indian women working in tech industry prefer WFH: Survey

- Advertisement -

Indian developers create next-gen iOS apps for remote workingNew Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS): Almost 38 per cent Indian women working in a tech or IT industry prefer working at home to working in the office, says a new survey.

About 36 per cent women said they had more autonomy when not working in an office, according to the “Women in Tech” report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.

When female respondents were asked about the day-to-day functions that are detracting from productivity or work progression, 54 per cent said they had done the majority of cleaning in the home compared to 33 per cent of men.

Similarly, about 54 per cent women had been in charge of home schooling compared to 40 per cent of men, and 50 per cent of women have had to adapt their working hours more than their male partner in order to look after the family.

READ ALSO:  Swiggy invests Rs 175 cr to set up 1,000 cloud kitchen in India

As a result, 76 per cent of women in India believe that the effects of Covid-19 have actually delayed, rather than enhanced, their overall career progression.

“Companies need to signal, both through culture and policy, that they will give working parents of both genders the flexibility they need during COVID (and beyond),” Merici Vinton, Co-Founder and CEO at Ada’s List, a professional women’s network, said in a statement.

“Companies need to understand that representation does matter and having women in leadership, majority-women teams and women in interviews demonstrates that there’s space for women in their company.”

READ ALSO:  Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently

While these examples of social disparity aren’t tech specific, they do point towards a barrier that is preventing women from capitalising on the past year’s shift to remote working.

“If the tech realm takes the lead and ensures a more flexible and balanced environment for women, then it will become the norm more quickly, which is more likely to trigger a change in social dynamics too,” said Evgeniya Naumova, Vice President of the Global Sales Network at Kaspersky.

READ ALSO:  #MyFashionMyTribe: India Fashion Week is in new mood

The research was conducted among men and women working in technology or IT roles in November to December 2020 across 19 global markets.

The online survey involved 13,000 respondents across 19 countries including 500 from India.

 

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Trending News In India

Trending Showbiz

Trending Sports

Latest Trending News In India

Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets

San Francisco, March 7 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter said it is testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product...

Modi prepares development roadmap for Bengal

Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Preparing a roadmap for the upcoming state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Mamata Banerjee-led...

Suvendu confident to defeat Mamata, urges people to have faith

Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that he would...

IPL to start on April 9, MI face RCB in opener

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 9 and its final will be held on May...