Study: In IT, women are promoted more often because their work costs less.

Using a five-year dataset, more than 7,000 employees at a leading IT services firm in India, Nishta

Langer, assistant professor of business intelligence at Rensselaer, has determined that gender is a strong predictor of career advancement.

Researchers also examined archival data,to understand how the interplay between gender, productivity, and learning affects advances in the IT industry to that extent. Even though IT companies adhere to a more equitable organizational policy and egalitarian work environment, research shows that this latent discrimination against women in IT continues to exist. However, the study also points to effective strategies that women in IT can use to move forward in their careers of their choice.

Researchers believe that women are probablythey are promoted more often because they are considered more helpful and trustworthy than men, and because of inequality in pay, they are often a cheaper employee.

“Besides all the good news for women inIT, men continue to show a higher likelihood of improvement as a result of increased productivity. Thus, this speaks of a more subtle form of discrimination compared to more explicit forms of discrimination. ”

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A more effective tool for women toto show their readiness for promotion, is the passage of training courses. They are more likely to be promoted than men who are undergoing the same training. According to the study, women may be more opportunistic when it comes to enrolling in courses that provide faster career advancement. They may also be more experienced in translating acquired knowledge into a career path.