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Diversity in India Inc: Women got only 21 out of every 100 new jobs in FY22

This is the second of a four-part series examining diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in corporate India. Part 2 looks at a decline in the representation of women in the workforce

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Fewer hiring caused a slight decline in the prevalence of women staffers in software firms, though the IT sector still has the biggest share of women employees among major sectors.

Samreen WaniAnoushka SawhneySachin P Mampatta Delhi/Mumbai
Pooja V (name changed on request) lost her mother last May after an illness that exhausted her savings. She’s responsible for her aged grandmother and is also financing her brother’s education. One job offer that the fraud and risk analyst received — after her previous assignment ended in February — involved a relocation to Trichy which she had to turn down. She is still looking for a job that would allow her to stay in Chennai and take care of her grandmother.
 
Women are getting a smaller share of jobs in some of India’s largest companies, shows an analysis

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 10:16 PM IST

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