Eminent global Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from various telecom and Information Technology (IT) companies will take part in a discussion ‘Digital leadership & Inclusive Culture’ being organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the woman business wing of the women wing of apex business body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Leading women CIOs invited as the panelists for the session – include Dr. Neena Pahuja, Director General at ERNET India, Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), MC&IT, Govt. of India; Harmeen Mehta, Global CIO and Head of Digital – Airtel; Seema Gaur, Executive VP & Head- IT, IFFCO Tokio GIC Ltd andAnupreet Lamba – VP- Digital Technology(USA) Bank of America.
As a part of its activities, FLO brings together women achievers for interactive sessions on breaking through stereotypes, beating the odds, walking the pathways of success and playing the role of inspirational role model for women around the globe.
“Women make up a half of potential human capital available in any economy. The efficient use of this talent pool is a key driver of competitiveness. In a world where over 95% of all jobs have a digital component, and where there is a large and growing shortage of talent and skills in the ICT sector, the need of the hour for organizations is a workforce that is skilled, creative and will present diverse outlooks. The key to growth is to get more women involved and take interest in ICT careers.” Said Ms Pinky Reddy, President, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)
“We at FLO, believe that more diverse teams make better informed decisions, leading to less risk-taking and more successful outcomes for companies. Over time, therefore, a nation’s ICT competitiveness depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its female skills. We agree with the underlying thought process that has emerged today that engaging women in ICT is the right thing to do not only from the point of social justice, but also in terms of smart economics. Gender diversity in high value ICT jobs in both management and on companies’ boards is good for business performance.” Said Ms Reddy