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Nasscom to observe February as Women's Safety Month in NCR

AppFame contest to be held to build technology app for women safety

Pradeesh Chandran  |  Bangalore 

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on Thursday said it will observe February as the Women's Safety Month in the NCR region.

As part of the programme, Nasscom will organise a series of events and activities to educate engage and empower its workforce. Over 50 different activities will be organized across companies in the region, the apex body of Indian software industry said.

Further Nasscom said, it will organise AppFame contest, wherein corporate, developers and students will be encouraged to build technology applications for women safety. The shortlisted applications will be showcased for adoption to Nasscom members and other stakeholders.

Som Mittal, President, Nasscom said: “The contribution of women to the growth of our industry has been immense and it is our constant endeavor to provide a safe and secure working environment for all our employees.” 

He also highlighted various measures undertaken by the IT-BPM industry to enhance awareness on the safety of its women workforce.

The Indian IT-BPM sector is one of the largest employers in India and with over 8,00,000 women employed across levels and has been driving the agenda of gender diversity across large and small companies.

First Published: Thu, January 24 2013. 16:35 IST