Until a few years ago, female techies were perceived experts in the back-end work, though shying from taking on core or lead tasks in the tech domain. Core technical jobs such as programming, software architecture, and network administration were dominated by their male colleagues. Decade-long concentrated efforts to boost diversity has helped change this scenario with more women engineers now taking on core tech roles. TechGig’s recent survey found that most women technologists are now hired for programming roles (40%), followed by app development roles (30%). TechGig’s survey was conducted among 480+ tech recruiters who hire technology professionals for their firms.
The study looked into the skilling pattern of women techies and what organisations are doing to help their female tech talent learn new-age technologies and grow their careers.
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Hybrid and WFH work models most offered to women techies
The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the worldwide lockdown changed the work patterns to work from home (WFH). Initially, the IT industry too worked remotely but many have now resumed offices. Companies are focusing on productivity and thus offering flexible work environments. The pandemic has made it clear that people, especially women, can do better while working from home. Almost 80% of our survey respondents agreed that the hybrid work model opened new avenues for work and better time management. The IT firms also understand this trend and hence more than 60% of the survey respondents were offering hybrid or work from home jobs to women techies.