60 Percent Women Excel With Creative Thinking at the Beginning of Career - Research Report

60 Percent Women Excel With Creative Thinking at the Beginning of Career - Research Report

By: WE STAFF | Monday, 5 October 2020

According to a study conducted by SCIKEY, a Pune-based talent marketplace platform has revealed that merely a three out 10 women excel in decision making and creative thinking as compared to seven out of 10 men. This is not the same in the initial years. The study shows that 60 percent women and 40 percent men possess high decision making and creative thinking at the beginning of their career. But as they climb the ladder the tables are turned, and the figures change to 30 percent women as compared to 70 percent men and this major change of events can only be attributed to the rapid decline of senior women in roles of authority at the workforce.

The data further revealed that 2.7 percent women aspire for executive roles and one percent women, having the requisite skills can be groomed for the same. Women proved to be almost at par with men, in terms of capabilities, to handle data-driven roles (1.6 percent women and 1.71 percent men), design and creative thinking roles (3.41 percent of each) and technical roles (2.19 percent women and 2.41 percent women). Certain arenas came out to dominate by women, with 2.41 percent women possessing skills for a sales role as compared to 1.19 percent men. Similarly, for a customer-focused role, 9.73 percent women excel in relationship management skills as compared 8.20 percent men.

The research findings also indicated that Female IT professionals avoid risk almost twice than their male counterparts. The percentage of females indulging in risk-taking in 6.61 percent as compared to 10.47 percent men. Karunjit Kumar Dhir, Co-Founder, SCIKEY said, "While the glass ceiling has been cracked, we must all put efforts including individuals and corporates for this glass ceiling to be broken once and for all. The major gender disparity in the workplace should be addressed and bridged. Every organization must strive to include more and more women and bridge the skill gap in the workspace so that parity can be achieved.” These are the findings of the research analysis on 'Women in the IT sector in India’ conducted by SCIKEY, a talent marketplace.

The report is based on insights from 5,388 respondents with an equal proportion of female to male ratio in India with an experience level from zero to over twenty years of experience. These mainly include IT professionals between the age group of 22 to 47 from states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Haryana and West Bengal.

The SCIKEY Research Report has been derived from the SCIKEY MindMatch Algorithm. This algorithm can map a professional's mindset that is based on a set of parameters that understand the individual's emotional intelligence, aspirations, ego filters, belief levels, habits and ecosystem disturbances that cause distractions & stress in the individual’s life. This data is further filtered to derive professional behavioural elements for any individual and is termed as ‘Mindset Map’.