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Forcing Gender Issues and Challenges Affecting Women Employees to Continue their Career in IT Industry


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1 Department of Management Studies, Bharath University, India
2 Dr. Mgr Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai, India
     

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Despite the major advancements women have made in becoming a significant part of the workforce, they are still facing important career development issues. Although many women achieve lower and middle management positions, they seem to hit the “glass ceiling” in many organizations and are denied the most senior levels of upper management. The reasons are multi-dimensional; some women lack the confidence to apply for senior positions; some lack the necessary education or training; and others find themselves excluded from the top positions because of systemic gender bias that exists in some companies. There are plenty of statistics tracking the percentage of women in the workforce, their qualifications and their salaries. But the data doesn’t show us the whole picture. It doesn’t assess how women feel, how they fare in their day-to-day business, the challenges they encounter. And that is why the research embarked on a global task, asking more than 9,500 women across the G20 to identify the top five issues faced at work especially in IT industry.

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Women Retention, Issues and Challenges, Career Advancement, Gender Discrimination, Strategies to Overcome.
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A. Nafeesa Begum
Department of Management Studies, Bharath University, India
G. Brindha
Dr. Mgr Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai, India

Abstract


Despite the major advancements women have made in becoming a significant part of the workforce, they are still facing important career development issues. Although many women achieve lower and middle management positions, they seem to hit the “glass ceiling” in many organizations and are denied the most senior levels of upper management. The reasons are multi-dimensional; some women lack the confidence to apply for senior positions; some lack the necessary education or training; and others find themselves excluded from the top positions because of systemic gender bias that exists in some companies. There are plenty of statistics tracking the percentage of women in the workforce, their qualifications and their salaries. But the data doesn’t show us the whole picture. It doesn’t assess how women feel, how they fare in their day-to-day business, the challenges they encounter. And that is why the research embarked on a global task, asking more than 9,500 women across the G20 to identify the top five issues faced at work especially in IT industry.

Keywords


Women Retention, Issues and Challenges, Career Advancement, Gender Discrimination, Strategies to Overcome.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191960