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Nasscom Launches Programme to Support "Women Techies"

Published on June 21, 2018
'Women Wizards Rule Tech' programme for women techies
  • Nasscom has taken a noteworthy step to increase the number of women in senior levels in the
    "Women Techies"
          Information Technology (IT) industry.
  • The programe is called 'Women Wizards Rule Tech'. 
  • The programme was announced in March 2018 at Nasscom Diversity and Inclusion Summit in Chennai as joint initiative by Nasscom Sector Skills Council and Data Security Council of India. 
  • Senior Director of Nasscom Ashok Pamidi in a statement has said "This programme is designed to support women who are moving up the career ladder, while also paving the way for potential leaders of the future". 
  • As per the Director, this iniative aims at equipping women with the skills required for an edge in their career and aid women techies in core technologies like IT-Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Business Process Management (BPM), product and research and development (R&D) sectors. 
  • Among the other attendees that graced the occasion were Nasscom President Debjani Ghosh and Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. 
  • It must be noted that a report by Nasscom on "Women and IT Scorecard - India" launched earlier this year predicted that policies towards flexible work, work-from-home, parental leave, healthcare and anti-harassment will increase the number of women in senior level at IT firms from 20 per cent to 60 per cent. 

A look at what NASSCOM is:

  • NASSCOM stands for National Association of Software and Services Companies. 
  • NASSCOM is global non-profit trade association (organisation) of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. 
  • It facilitates business and trade in software and services and encourages the advancement of research in software technology. 
  • It is registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860. Its headquarters are in New Delhi. 
  • It has regional offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. 
  • The global IT trade body has over 2000 members, of which over 250 are companies from the China, EU, Japan, US and UK. 
  • NASSCOM’s member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce. 
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