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Tech giants vow to double number of women managers by 2022

AFP  |  Paris 

Forty-five tech giants committed Wednesday to doubling the number of women on their management boards to 30 percent by 2022, the French presidency said.

Alibaba, BNP Paribas,, IBM, and were some of the high-profile to sign a pledge at the second "Tech for good" summit taking place in

Businesses that reach the goal are then to pursue complete parity including on committees, the said in a statement.

A recent tech-sector study by the consulting firm showed that women occupied just 15 per cent of management posts at present, it added.

The "Tech for good" summit aims to encourage global tech leaders to think about how new technologies can contribute to the common good, in areas such as education and health.

The initiative is the brainchild of French who was scheduled to dine with 180 leaders of digital including of Alibaba, and Ken Hu of on Wednesday evening.

He was also due to individual meetings with boss and of

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 20:06 IST