Female work-force participation in numbers...
Women in tech & start-ups - A bleak picture
Tech is changing the world and as a country our ambitions of becoming a uperpower hinges on the number and the size of tech companies we will be able to build. The unfortunate truth is that while it seems like we’re moving forward, women are being left behind here too.
Importantly, one of the biggest problem the tech industry is facing is shortage of talent and the absence of women here, is further exacerbating the issue.
Only 5 out of the 136 unicorns in India are founded by women*
Female founders raised just 2% of VC money in 2021***
Out of the 10,000 angel investors in India, only 1% are women**
Women represent only 23% of India’s VC work-force, with less than 15% representation in senior leadership roles^
Women represent only 14% of the entrepreneurs in India, majority of which are self-funded^^
Female Student enrolment in technology & engineering is <30% in India$
***Leap Club study
The potential impact
If only 10% women are added back to the workforce, we can add more 770 Billion USD to India’s GDP in 7 years time.*
Closing the gender gap can add 35% to our GDP**
If 50% of women in India join the workforce, India could add a significant 1.5% points to its GDP growth every year
That is effectively a 20% increase in our GDP Growth Rate
Organizations with a higher female representation are more likely to have a stronger bottom-line
Let’s bring our women back to work and in the process become one of the world’s largest economies which in turn will drive opportunities, growth and prosperity for all.
Our efforts to drive change
Access to free Coding & English courses
Empower women with financial knowledge that can help secure their futures
Offer support for job identification, interview preparation & salary negotiation
Awareness campaigns that can influence societal views and effect change.