In the last decade, female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10 percentage points, according to ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Research study.
On an average, women comprise 3 per cent of the telecom workforce. However, at Telenor, the share of women employees has gone up to 11 per cent.
In a recent study by Accenture, nearly three-quarters of the respondents – men and women alike – said that “the digital world will empower our daughters".
Business chamber, ASSOCHAM, has proposed that the Ministry of Finance offer increased tax exemptions to encourage more women to join the workforce.