Consider a world where men and women are treated equally. A world without prejudice, stereotypes, or discrimination. A varied, equal, and inclusive world. A world in which diversity is welcomed and celebrated. Research shows that women comprise only 34% of the IT workforce. Despite the fact that companies with diverse workforces perform better, hire better talent and more engaged employees, the gender gap persists! We can accomplish women’s equality by working together.
At Quixy, we understand what gender bias is and how to combat it, and we are proud that the Female to Male ratio of its total workforce is 40:60, compared to that of the industry’s 34:66. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Quixians came together to reflect upon the gender bias that they see around them in today’s workplaces and society. They shared their own experiences around how having come a long way in terms of gender equality, there are so many biases that still exist to be broken.
Here are some of the biases that were highlighted:
“Women can’t handle both family and work together.”
“She isn’t good for an onsite opportunity, she has a baby to take care of.“
“You need not take both career or work as seriously as men, at the end of the day eventually you will have a man to rely on financially.“
“This position is only for male candidates.”
“You shouldn’t be invested in your work so much; you don’t need a job anyway.”
“You won’t be able to drive such a big team.”
“Caring about our career means we don’t care about family.”
“Once you have a child, your priority should be the child, and you should stop working.”
“Women’s career is a choice, whereas men’s is an obligation.”
“You don’t need to be financially independent, we are there to support you.”
“Women don’t need equal pay or higher hikes because they are supported by their husbands.”
“Women can’t have an adventure because they can’t protect themselves.”
We at Quixy, are proud of our workforce, who have pledged to challenge and break the gender bias that plagues our society today. At Quixy, we celebrate our people, ideas, and experiences by cultivating an inclusive, egalitarian, and diverse environment where all team members are valued and able to achieve their full potential.
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