The tech industry is one of the sectors where gender disparity has been quite widespread. Historically, too, we find that women have often been overlooked for their contributions to the field. For instance, six women programmed the first electronic computer during World War II, but none were given credit for their work.
In India, women make up about 35% of the technology workforce, according to a March 2020 report by NASSCOM. While this number has increased from the preceding years, the industry is still far from developing an appropriate gender balance.