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Take stock: Three male bastions where women are writing the new code

Mindset a tougher glass ceiling, say women

Image: istock
Image: istock

Trading, coding and state administration- all three seen as male bastions, have increasingly seen more women make their mark. While the change is welcome, most women agree mindsets need to evolve. The stock market is one the early male bastion amongst the three, where women have taken larger roles for themselves. Shilpa Kumar, managing director and chief executive officer for ICICI Securities points out the change in the model of ownership at brokerage firms helped break the mould. “One reason is, the brokerages were largely family run, which as the social norms were ...