Women yet do not lead in IT sector
Information and technology is a sector where a quarter of the total work force comprises women, but when it comes to a leadership or the role at the top the figure sadly is very low, even when women have proved to be as capable, efficient as men in this sector. Women have all the requisite qualities needed for good leader.
Only one in every 10 senior management positions is occupied by a women in the Indian IT sector, but it is the most preferred sector by women only in the entry level positions while the count of the middle level position remains constant. So, though their numbers have increased in this sector their numbers at the top leadership is not satisfactory.
There are many factors attributing to theses dismal low figures of women at top leadership and it is alarming that a large number drop out of the race at crucial period of their career due to family reasons or due to child birth, or pursuing other career options. Women also find it difficult to find suitable jobs to come back after a break of 2 to 3 years.
This is a huge setback for women in it sector as time and again they have proved their mettle in leadership skills and they are top performers at their work. They also possess a better understanding of human relations, co ordination, multi tasking and possess strong business ethics and blend in the business culture with ease.
A recent survey said that only 36% of the women in the information a technology sector wanted to be at the top leadership position and be part of the senior management, while 18% of the women said they wanted to own their own firms. Clearly this indicates women do possess leadership skills but the numbers prove to the contrary.