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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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This study aims to explore the influence of cultural factors on women's career persistence during junior to middle management transition in Indian ICT sector. Research notes that social and structural factors continue to influence women's career persistence in ICT in Western societies (Ahuja, 2002) and in Indian context (Valk and Srinivasan, 2011). However, this study argues that 'cultural factors' also play an important role in influencing the career persistence of Indian women's ICT careers. Moreover, this study further argues that the intersections of gender with age, class and caste in the Indian context may also influence cultural factors, thereby impacting the career persistence of Indian women in ICT careers.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

An Analysis of Cultural Factors Influencing Career Persistence for Indian Women's ICT Careers

This study aims to explore the influence of cultural factors on women's career persistence during junior to middle management transition in Indian ICT sector. Research notes that social and structural factors continue to influence women's career persistence in ICT in Western societies (Ahuja, 2002) and in Indian context (Valk and Srinivasan, 2011). However, this study argues that 'cultural factors' also play an important role in influencing the career persistence of Indian women's ICT careers. Moreover, this study further argues that the intersections of gender with age, class and caste in the Indian context may also influence cultural factors, thereby impacting the career persistence of Indian women in ICT careers.