Nivruti Rai (F)
Country Head, Intel India & VP Intel Foundry Services
Advancing gender parity can contribute to a US$ 770 billion increase in India’s GDP by 2025. Though women make up 48.2% of India’s population, according to a Zinnov-Intel study, women representation in technical roles is only 26%. I firmly believe that science and technology are gender-agnostic and we need to have increased participation of women in the technology sector. While Intel India has implemented industry best practices and policies internally to increase gender representation and fix the pay equity gap, we are also working on ecosystem-level industry collaboration to accelerate the inclusive participation of women in the economy as part of the BeingWISE initiative. The United Nations Women Empowerment Principles framework is an important step in creating an ecosystem commitment for a truly gender-diverse and equitable future.