India’s Maternity Bill Great for Mothers in Tech

Despite the efforts of tech leaders to hire more women, the proportion of female technologists is not growing as fast as many would like. Many women who leave the tech industry cite maternity leave as a major factor in their decision. Geetha Kannan, managing director of AnitaB.org India, stated that many women in technology feel they must “make a choice between their child and work,” and decide they cannot return to their jobs due to a lack of support from their company.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill is therefore a welcome change. Read More…

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