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When women achieve, everyone wins; Bring them back to the workforce after career break

BP World Bureau | May 23 2022
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According to the report of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, women make up about half of the U.S workforce, but they make up only 26 per cent of professional computing jobs. While in India, women contribute just 26 per cent to IT and ITES roles, as per the statistics by Zinnov-Intel India Gender Diversity Benchmark Report 2021. The report also shows that only 11 per cent of women are holding the senior leadership roles, 38 per cent in the junior level and 20 per cent in mid-level roles in the Indian corporate ecosystem. This portrays the importance to address the issues of gender discrimination.

One of the solutions is that women need professional development and training opportunities to balance their work-life. The common problem that women face in work-life is 'poor support'. Another solution to bringing women back to work after their career breaks is to provide them certifications by Digital Transformation companies. The organisations that recruit new candidates should provide relevant training programmes to upskill them. It benefits both organisation and the new joiner. According to an IBM study, gender-inclusive enterprises show drastic revenue growth, 61 per cent higher than other organisations.