In response to the low participation and retention rate, UK organizations (e.g. Women in Technology), committees (e.g. BCS Women) and campaigns (e.g. Computer Clubs for Girls) have been set up to address the problem. To complement and provide an evidence base for future interventions this project adopts a new approach, differentiated from existing research by considering the problem from two unexplored angles simultaneously
Women constitute over 25% of the Indian IT workforce (Women and IT Scorecard - India 2018).
Women's participation in the IT workforce in India is on an increase, while steep decline in Western and OECD countries is clearly evident. (Poster 2008)
Compare the experiences of IT workers in India and the UK to see what the UK can learn from the Indian case.
Explore the insights of migrant women and men who move between UK and India and have experience of both work cultures in order to obtain new insights into gender norms in each country as well as best practice.