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WFH: The myth of women's empowerment

The assumption that WFH can dramatically alter the gender dynamics in the Indian workplace is misplaced

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Work from home | women empowerment | women employment

Kanika Datta  |  New Delhi 



Kanika Datta

2020 may be the year remembered for the worldwide havoc caused by a virus, but from a corporate point of view it will also be the year that decided decisively the debate over (WFH) as a policy. Vaccine or no vaccine, WFH has gained an acceptance that effectively counters the objections Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer raised so controversially seven years ago. In particular, there’s been much hoopla over WFH’s vaunted special advantages for women. Though there is something to celebrate here, it would be inaccurate to project WFH as the elixir for women’s empowerment in the workplace.

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First Published: Thu, December 10 2020. 00:31 IST

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