Chennai: Empowering Women in IT (eWIT), a voluntary, not-for-profit forum for women IT professionals in India, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Founded in the year 2006, eWIT has been serving as a premier forum for exchange of ideas and pioneering initiatives to harness the potential of women and their growth in the IT industry.
eWIT was conceptualized by a group of women IT professionals in India. Considering the high growth of the IT industry in India, its vast global coverage and the huge employment potential that it offers, the need has been felt to create a separate platform that addresses women’s issues in the IT industry. The forum is powered by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). All companies in the IT / ITES space and all women associated with the IT / ITES industry by education and / or profession in India and abroad can become members of eWIT.
eWIT has a threefold objective – expanding the women workforce at all management levels, enabling them to tread the career path by equipping them with necessary skills, and facilitating a better ‘work – life’ balance in IT / ITES Sector. In order to achieve the above objectives, eWIT conducts events and programmes throughout the year. This year, the focus has been primarily on the twin themes of Technology and Leadership, and enabling corporate initiatives such as Return to Work and Gender inclusivity in work place.
In Kerala, eWIT has a local chapter in Technopark, Trivandrum. eWIT Trivandrum was launched in September, 2012. eWIT Trivandrum focuses on women who are part of the IT / ITeS space in the State.
The tenth anniversary celebrations will be held in Chennai on April 22, 2016; with ‘Gender Equal – The Workplace of the Future’ as the theme.
According to a press note from eWIT, despite the realization of the strategic importance of ‘Gender Equality’ in the workplace by corporate and business leaders, women continue to be under represented in almost all levels of our organizations. With over 300 IT professionals, both men and women, along with eWIT’s partner organizations, the event will be a common platform to address challenges and aspirations of the women work force.
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