Gender gap

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Time to raise our game on gender balance

2020-08-20T06:54:35+00:00March 6th, 2020|India Inc News|

India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa reflects on the imperative for gender equality in leadership and the need to walk the talk on International Women’s Day. As I was walking through Dubai Airport this week, I was startled by a Standard Chartered advertisement which pointed out that only 6.6 per cent of women are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and globally, we are still battling an average 32 per cent gender gap. These figures are woefully low for 2020 and International Women’s Day [...]

Can digital technologies contribute to gender equality?

2020-03-06T12:38:14+00:00April 18th, 2019|2019, Home Page, Women's Edition – April 2019|

A digital economy expert outlines the various factors contributing to gender inequality in South Asian countries and methods to alleviate the gap. The ubiquitous deployment of digital technologies is undoubtedly bringing tremendous efficiency and productivity gains across various domains of political, social, and economic life. But technologies are rarely neutral - they reflect existing socio-economic values and priorities, and their effects are likely to transform social relations, in ways that are both visible and invisible. Can the deployment of digital [...]