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IT industry continues to face gender inequality issues

The gender imbalance in IT industry is not a new phenomena and is prevalent worldwide. A new study reinstates that Women have far less career opportunities in the IT sector compared to men.

The gender imbalance in IT industry is not a new phenomena and is prevalent worldwide. A new study reinstates that Women have far less career opportunities in the IT sector compared to men.

According to Greythorn’s survey of over 2,700 IT professionals, comprises of professonals at a senior level – CIO, IT Director and IT Manager, there are only 12 IT executives who are women in 100. The key reason for such a low participation could be increased stress, balancing family life and poor work-flexibility models offered in the mid to senior level IT posts.

Greythorn’s research also highlights that the key skills which are in demand for 2015 are Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobility, Business Intelligence and Project Management. The IT personnel who have technical, interpersonal and leadership skills are in great demand, as per the study. 

Greythorn survey indicates that of the 2,700-plus IT professionals surveyed only 16% were women. The survey though was conducted in Australia, is more or less relevant in global as well as Indian market scenerio.

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