/ Automation, industrial robotics and Artificial Intelligence have created a level playing field for men and women. /
Women are an untapped resource in India’s technology revolution
Five of the 100 largest companies in India have women CEOs. These leaders are blazing a trail in a country where only 44% of people feel very comfortable with a woman as head of a major corporation, according to the Reykjavik Index for Leadership.
5 of the 100 largest Indian companies have women CEOs
The Index was established to quantify levels of comfort with the prospect of leadership and the views of men and women in India on this topic are relatively aligned with an index score of 68 out of 100. (A score of 100 indicates complete agreement that men and women are equally suited to leadership.)
Perception matters. Expectations of womens’ role at home contributes to an average of 5 hours a day spent on unpaid care work and gender bias in hiring. To promote economic development, India needs more inclusive policies to encourage equality in business.
For India to grow to its economic potential, women must be included in a push for stronger economic development. Women are an untapped resource for India’s technology revolution. According to Nivruit Rai, head of Intel India, artificial intelligence creates a level playing field for men and women.