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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Review of the Work-Life Balance Challenges of Women Professionals in Information Technology Industry

Chhavi Gupta, Rajeswara Rao KVS

Abstract: India post liberalisation has seen a phenomenal growth in the IT sector. According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM 2012), the IT sector has increased its contribution to India's GDP from 1.2% in 1998 to 7.5% in 2012. NASSCOM and The Open University (UK) in a report titled ?Women and IT Scorecard ? India? (2017) revealed that Technology sector is the second largest employer of women in India and employs 34% women, i.e., 1.3 million. Despite the surge of women in the IT industry the literature on working women reflects that women face a unique set of challenges in the society as well as at the work place because of their gender. Paper reviews the Challenges, Issues and the Initiatives regarding the Work-Life Balance faced by the women professionals working in Information Technology industry. The work is based on review of published literature.

Keywords: Information Technology, organization strategies, professional women, work-life balance



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