Mr. Shantanu Prakash runs an education company that works with about 15 million students across the world, mostly of them in India, and roughly about 8 million of them are young women who in 3-5 years will be ready to assume very important roles in society.
Young women increasingly choose roles and careers, that are not techno-centric but rather techno-phobic, only 8% of the class of 2010 in IIT were women. However, 80% of the class of 2010, of one of the leading fashion design institutes of India, were women.
But research has also shown that female led hi-tech start-ups, in Silicon Valley, generate higher revenues per dollar of invested capital, and have lower failure rates than those led by men. And only 12% of chief technology officers, of the leading fortune 500 companies, are women. But those companies that had the CTO's as women, performed far better, than those companies that had male CTO's.
- Women demonstrate a very different, and a very humanistic way of using technology, that seems far more relevant to this century than the male version of technology option. While a man would like to dominate technology, a woman would find ways to use technology to achieve a goal that is far greater than her-self.