IT Sector

Gender, Skilled Migration and IT: a comparitive study of India and the UK
2016-2018 (ESRC funded, UK)

PI:  Parvati RAGHURAM and Clem HERMAN
Research Associates:  Gunjan SONDHI and Esther RUIZ BEN

Project Summary

This project seeks to develop new perspectives on how to address the low numbers of women in the UK Information Technology (IT) sector, by examining how India attracts and maintains a high representation of women in its IT sector. There have been many attempts to improve women’s participation in the IT industry in the UK but they have had limited and variable success. However, gender equity in IT is an important target globally as there is increasing concern over falling entry and retention levels of women in IT, and in the STEM-subject professions more generally. India’s comparatively high rates of entry and retention are a globally-significant exception.

Industry Partners


UK: TechUK, BCS Women, Tech London Advocates

Research Outputs






Data Access

Archived data is accessible through the UK Data Service website.