This is the third post in Women and IT Scorecard - India series. This piece looks at Indian tech firms and women's participation in those firms as owners and top managers. India's position is compared to other Latin American and Asian countries.
Within IT and IT services sectors, in which women are globally underrepresented, the participation of women as company leaders is very low. There is little data on female top managers, or female participation in ownership within the IT sector for countries such as UK and US.
For majority of the countries, data collected through the Enterprise Surveys (World Bank) is incredibly useful for benchmarking.
Figure 1: Percentage of firms with female participation in ownership in IT and IT services sector (Source: World Bank Enterprise Survey)
Figure 1 above shows India’s position relative to other Latin American and Asian countries. India (16.3%) has amongst the lowest percent of firms with female participation in ownership within the Tech sector; China has the highest at 47.8%.
The pattern is different for another group of women leaders. The chart below shows the percentage of firms with female top managers within the BRIC group of countries.
Figure 2: Percentage of firms with female top managers in IT and IT services sector (Source: World Bank Enterprise Survey)
Among the BRIC countries, India (18%) accounts for the highest proportion of firms with female top managers in these sectors, whereas Brazil (6.4%) shows the lowest rates of IT firms with women holding top manager positions (s Figure 2).
The Women and IT Scorecard – India reveals more about women’s leadership pipeline in tech firms. Keep an eye out on February 27 for its release.
Note: The source for the chart data is as follow: Enterprise surveys for the following countries and years: Argentina 2006, Bulgaria 2007, Brazil 2009, Chile 2006, China 2013, Colombia 2006, India 2014, Mexico 2010, Russian Federation 2012.
February 25, 2017
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19 April 2017
This is the last post in our series leading to the launch of the Women and IT Scorecard - India. A key finding of the Scorecard is that the number of tech firms with women leaders is on the rise. In 2012 only 15% of tech firms had over 20% women executives. In 2015 this rose to 26% firms.
03 March 2017
The Women and IT Scorecard - India has been launched on February 27, 2017 at the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Bangalore.
27 February 2017