CareerNet’s ‘Women in Tech’ Shortlists 312 Profiles for Tech Jobs

312 Profiles shortlisted for 130+ tech job roles on offer in CareerNet’s ‘Women in Tech’ virtual career fair.

CareerNet, India’s leading talent solutions provider, successfully organised ‘Women in Tech’, a virtual career fair through CareerNet Prism, on August 28, 2021. The event intended to bring female talent forward in the technology sector by providing them quality career opportunities from top inclusive employers. It received registrations from 593 women professionals in tech and was attended by 337 candidates who had the chance to explore 130+ senior and mid-level tech roles from top IT employers such as Empower Retirement, Expedia Group, Hitachi, Infosys, Shell, Smartworks, Tekion Corp, and Unilever. 

Candidates were recorded making multiple visits to booths, which amounted to 440 by the end of the event. After the final round of screening and processing, a total of 312 profiles of attended candidates from the booths were shared with the participating employers. The fair also helped identify 281 profiles of registered candidates, who were not able to attend the event, with the employers for review. Post the event, the employers have reported a time frame of one month to process the profiles and release offers. 

In the online polls conducted during the event by CareerNet, the attendees shared insights into the obstacles that hinder women’s career growth:

  • Over 40 per cent of participants reported dissatisfaction with their careers due to 'career stagnation'
  • 71 per cent voiced the need for 'better growth opportunities' in the industry
  • 51 per cent of the respondents reported 'assumptions about competency' and the 'lack of growth opportunities' to be the biggest challenges when returning to work after a career break. 
  • 32 per cent of those polled said that “employers' unconscious bias” is a significant hurdle in their career advancement.

With India leading the roster globally when it comes to women pursuing computer science, engineering, and tech majors,  there is still a dearth of women’s talent in the tech space. The initiative was formulated to address this crisis by offering a space where employers could come in and actively create opportunities, connect with, and empower women professionals in the tech community. 

Software Development Engineer, UX Designer, Senior Product Manager, Business Analyst, Solution Architect, Data Analyst, FullStack Developer, Java-Architect, DevOps, Network Automation Engineer, Cloud Solution Architect, Data Science Manager were some of the roles offered at the virtual career fair. 

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