NASSCOM rope-in IIM Ahmedabad to commission survey on Women

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Bangalore, Dec 12 (UNI) The National Association of Software and Services Compannies (NASSCOM) has commissioned a study on treatment, attitude and practices on women workforce in IT Companies as part of its Gender Inclusivity initiative, outgoing NASSCOM Chairman Kiran Karthik said today.

Speaking to newspersons on the sideline of the 2nd IT Women Leadership Summit here, Mr Karthik said that the study would encompass all the issues concerning women employees including that of attitude, perception and practices by menfolk.

He said the report which was expected to be available in about six weeks time would also highlight the penentration of women at the decision making and management level in conformity with the 'Corporate Governance principles" he said. Stating that the representation of women at present was inadequate at the management level Mr Karthik said the findings of the report would be sent to NASSCOM members to take appropriate measures on women issues.

During the nation-wide sample survey the women workers in IT industry would be asked about their perception on the attitude of men towards them while working with them.

Strongly advocating for employing women to work in BPO sector and also in night shifts, Mr Karthik opinioned that while it was the responsibility of the companies to provide condusive environment for women to work in night shifts, "It is the government's duty to ensure safety", he said.

Mr Karthik also said NASSCOM has instituted the Corporate Awards for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity and promoted a 'Culture of Inclusion' and creation of a healthy women-friendly work environment. The awards would be presented in the two-day IT Women Leadership Summit, he said.


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