Women in science and tech: Breaking barriers and building a stronger future
For every girl or woman who has ever aspired to have a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the role models have always been few and far between – especially in a country like India. Leaders like Soumya Swaminathan and Gagandeep Kang were early entrants and exceptions at a time when women’s participation was unheard of in science and technology.
In 2023, India Inc. Is pushing for increased representation of women in STEM roles. Today, there is a range of ideas in technological innovation, and the talent pool is widening. Research points to the fact that diverse teams perform better and are more innovative. Industry leaders are therefore making way for inclusive workforces and executive teams. But are we there yet?