While the ratio of women occupying top positions has not witnessed significant growth, the change is that those who have risen to leadership roles have been leaders in the true sense, readily taking upon themselves the onus of growth.
Obviously, there are women in IT. But what is refreshing is finding reports on women that are quite upfront--in saying that women are not relegated to the job of execution of tasks in most enterprises, but that in addition to patenting, women are occupying “creative”, “producer” and “leader” roles.
The change is that, in some enterprises, women are measured in terms of the innovation they have brought about in the company, having gone beyond the confined roles of IT. The innovation could be about moving the entire legacy to open source, leading innovative projects that bringing in standardisation across all groups after a merger, driving the enterprise towards mobility, or creating a cloud wave, say.
Across all innovations, one thing that is commonly observed is that women leading the projects have been extremely patient and understanding, have developed good communication skills and learned the nuances of buying in the line of business groups, winning over people, even those with bloated egos and demonstrating the highest levels of leadership skills so as to drive projects on time, resulting in profitability.
Sounds utopian? No, it is indeed a reality.
The fascinating revelation is that senior women IT managers have been harbingers of innovation and creativity. While the ratio of women occupying top positions has not witnessed significant growth, the change is that those who have risen to leadership roles have been leaders in the true sense, readily taking upon themselves the onus of growth.
So, it is unwaveringly clear that women IT managers are ambitious, and more than turbo-charged to pick up the gauntlet and break the glass ceiling in the male-dominated IT world.