On the occasion of International Women in Engineering Day (June 23), BCT Digital CEO Jaya Vaidhyanathan shares her opinions in an exclusive interaction with Bizz Buzz. She says, “The ‘Revolving Door Syndrome’ exists in our system. Our corporates tend to eventually lose some of their finest women employees midway through employment, with only a sparse population reaching the top of the ladder.”
What is the significance of the occasion and the need to recognise women in engineering?
Women constitute less than 15 per cent of the scientists, engineers, and technologists in India’s research organizations. While some progress has been seen in the number of women entering the STEM fields, a significant portion has dropped out of the workforce due to various roadblocks. Women bring a unique set of skills and value to every organization, but they are continuing to be overlooked, and underpaid. This is a widely observed global phenomenon.