As we make steady strides in recovering from the pandemic, there’s a great opportunity for women to emerge as equal partners and key economic actors. But first, we need to level the field and overcome challenges such as hurdles to access, affordability, lack of education, and inherent biases that prevent women and girls from benefiting from the wave of digital transformation across various fields.
Accelerating gender equality matters now more than ever, with the pandemic hitting women harder. Today, women make up only 19.9% of the workforce in India and are paid 34.5% less than men for the same work. It’s time to act—failure to do so threatens to push the gender equality timeline by more than 50 years.
In our International Women’s Day sessions, eminent personalities from different walks of life shared how we can accelerate equality for all. Together, let’s make this the decade of delivery and shared success.
Avnish Sabharwal, Managing Director, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation, India, penned an impactful article on the topic it's about time to give women tech entrepreneurs the much needed fillip they need.READ MORE