Hyderabad Barcamp 5 – Live ! Part 7
February 16, 2008 4 Comments
Session : Women in IT By Kavita Vemuri, Technical Manager, IIIT-H
Kavita Vemuri delivered a splendid Off-beat topic on Women in IT and problems and how people think different, studies and statistics. The statistics that were demoed are very compelling.
She also talked on how things are seen from Women perspective.
I think this is one of MUST NOT MISS session for most of the barcampers out there. It really helps them to mature in their views about fellow women workers in IT field. She hit the nail on the right point where the word “Diversity” is becoming a multi-definition word as per people’s comfirtness in this corporate jungle.
She has also pin pointed on the need for Gender Insensitive policies rather than Gender Sensitive policies.
I liked the quote on her last slide
“They” Say : Women are key to economic growth, but then they keep changing the lock !!
Disclaimer from Kavita : “They” –> Governments