Amazon Web Services-recognised incubator BridgeLabz recently launched its BridgeLabz Tech Employability Quotient (BTEQ) survey with insightful findings about the participation of women in the technology sector in India.The report found that in the technology sector in India, the participation of women is substantially lower than that in other industries. Furthermore, the survey report revealed that as much as 79 per cent of women with tech roles were in fact in non-tech companies. In a contrast, despite IT services being the largest reported industry, it has only 21 per cent women employers. The report also found that women were underrepresented in the technology sector with 21 per cent in roles of IT executives, 13 per cent each in business operations and program management, three per cent in cloud computing, two per cent in DevOps and as low as one per cent in cybersecurity.In a statement about the findings, the founder of BridgeLabz, Narayan Mahadevan said, At a time when the entire landscape of tech employability is witnessing tremendous changes, the staggering low numbers of women in the Indian tech industry is a huge sign of concern. We feel there is an urgent need to create a gender-represented and equitable workforce and to achieve that we need to understand the needs, wants, and aspirations of the women employees. Instilling workplace diversity owing to increased womens participation in tech is the need of the hour and the foundations of that begin with reimplementing core office policies and practices.Adding to these findings, the Tech-Employability 2021-22 revealed that the average score of women against men amongst engineering graduates was 27 per cent and 31 per cent respectively in 2020. This score saw an upward trend in 2021 with 40 per cent for women and 39 per cent for men, hinting at women being better prepared for employment than men. The survey was conducted with more than 20,000 engineering graduates across the country.Image used for representational purposes only.