With International Women's Day observed on the 8th of March every year to celebrate the achievements of women across sectors. Manisha Banthia, Director, Analytics, Fiserv Global Services has shared her insights below on how women have broken barriers, especially in the technology space.
With International Women’s Day observed on the 8th of March every year to celebrate the achievements of women across sectors. Manisha Banthia, Director, Analytics, Fiserv Global Services has shared her insights below on how women have broken barriers, especially in the technology space.
“Women from all fields and at all levels should strive to drive innovation and business transformation across organizations. Women have broken all barriers in technology across sectors. The rising popularity of fields like data science amongst women can change the rules of the game. While some are now part of core leadership or have built their own enterprise, there is also progressive increase in participation of women in niche areas like data science and analytics, UI/UX, animation etc. To accelerate growth here, it will be essential for companies to incorporate forward-thinking policies for women and provide them an environment to be at their best.” Manisha Banthia, Director, Analytics, Fiserv Global Services.
Commenting on What more Government can do in order to improvise the status of Women in the society and workplaces, Mr. Nitin Gupta, Sr. Vice President, Sales,Marketing and CRM, Mantra Properties said, “The decision to buy a home, most often stems from a women’s need for stability and security of the family. At Mantra Properties, we believe that women have extraordinary potential to understand and invest in real estate. They are prudent investors who emphasise greatly on valuing our investments better, we see great progress happening in real estate by enhancing women’s presence in it. We stand by the fact that women are equal in the society and it is our endeavour to create equal opportunities for them.
We are glad that the government thinks so too and have been taking initiatives to encourage women invest more in real estate. Some additional benefits for women home owners can be; an additional set off on the stamp duty charges on properties registered in the name of women as primary owner and increased tax breaks on interest to female real estate investors. All banks should offer reduced rate of interest for women borrowers especially single women, on home loans and campaign aggressively.
We especially celebrate the PMAY scheme – it is very progressive in terms of women empowerment as it makes it mandatory for women to be the primary home owners. These are very effective ways to bring women into the mainstream of real estate and encourage women to buy homes even in the tier 2 & 3 cities.”