Pay gaps, uneven representation: Tech sector far from gender parity

The imbalance is more evident in the compensation offered to male and female employees in the IT sector

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Sourabh Lele New Delhi
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, the global parity score stood at 68.1 per cent in 2022 and it will take 132 years to reach full parity. India’s Information Technology Enabled Services (ITeS) and software sector – one of the country’s leading women employers — is no exception to this inequality.

The subject of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in corporate boardrooms is not new. Still, the annual reports of India’s leading IT services companies indicate a large gender gap, especially in senior positions.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) claims that it is one of the largest employers of women in the world, with over 210,000 female employees which is over 35 per cent of its global workforce.

First Published: Mar 08 2023 | 08:09 AM IST

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