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81% women in STEM see gender bias in evaluation

businesspaper Updated: Jul 07, 2016, 06:06 IST

BENGALURU: As much as 81% of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs in India perceive a gender bias in performance evaluation and are more likely to quit jobs at mid-career level, the Kelly Global Workforce Insights survey has found. The most significant driver is the ‘double burden syndrome’ of women struggling to balance work and family responsibility, and “41% of women in technology companies leave after 10 years of experience, compared to 17% of men,” Kamal Karanth, MD, Kelly OCG India said.

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