Having power over others is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without restraint. Australian feminist writer and founder of an Australian charity, The Cova Project, G. D Anderson quoted, “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength”.
Women have been fighting for equal rights for a long time. 50% of the world’s population are women, which means that they deserve to reap the same benefits that men do, ie, equal pay & equal opportunities.
Keeping this in mind, The top Tech Companies of India are aiming to hire 50%+ women in this financial year. TCS is looking to hire 15,000 – 18,000 women this year out of 40,000 freshers. Wipro expects 50% of their target (30,000 freshers) to be women. HCL aims to achieve a 50:50 gender ratio in the upcoming years. Infosys is aiming for 45% women in their total workforce by the end of 2030. These are amazing initiatives that these companies have undertaken and it is definitely a big step towards achieving Women’s Empowerment in India.
However, in major parts of India and the world, men are preferred. This is mostly due to gender bias and cultural norms because of which the world is losing out on immense talent & untapped potential.
Therefore, we, as a country, should direct our efforts towards the development & empowerment of women. To achieve this, governmental and non-governmental organizations including the press should come forward and play an active role in creating awareness in society.
This goes without saying but women simply wish to be treated the same way that men are. Is that very hard?
Not really. We, at Pearl, believe in equal opportunities for women which is why we have been maintaining the 50:50 ratio in our organization.
Our next blog will feature an employee of ours describing her life at Pearl. Stay tuned!