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‘Girls should be encouraged to pursue tech at a very young age’

Giving remote working options is a way to attract more women to the tech industry, said an all-woman panel at Huddle Kerala 2019 Girls should be encouraged to embrace and pursue tech from a very young age to bring them into the industry, said an all-woman panel at ‘Huddle Kerala 2019 in Thiruvananthapuram. They were participating in a panel session, titled ‘She is the Boss, She loves Tech’, on the second day of the startup event organised by Kerala Startup Mission. The five panellists unanimously agreed that to attract more women to the tech industry, they should be given remote working options. “Women’s representation in tech in India and worldwide is minuscule,” said Kiran Bhat, Founder and MD of Xebec Communications. “To address this gender gap, women should be encouraged to pursue tech from a very young age. This should start at the school and grassroots level.” Also Read: “We need to break gender imbalance in the internet space,” says Facebook India MD Ajit Mohan According to Pooja Ravishankar, Head, Category Marketing at BigBasket.com, daughters should be encouraged to do jobs that are traditionally perceived to be men’s. “We should let daughters get their hands dirty at a very young age. They should get mentoring sessions at three or four years. Girl should also be allowed to fix a flat tyre or fix a plumbing problem at home. We should not limit their world to doing just household chores,” Ravishankar added. Sruthi Kannan, Head- Launchpad Startup Accelerator at CISCO, […]

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