Background: The technology sector in the country is hiring more women at the entry level, boosting hopes of gender parity. A recent survey reports that 51% entry level hires are women candidates and the probability of women getting job offers 50% higher than men. While this is true for the fresher and mid-level, the industry still has a long way to go in terms of grooming them to take up leadership positions.

Idea: A spokesperson from Jetking can share insights on what needs to be done to groom women and the reforms required to overcome the challenges faced by women to bring about a complete development in the IT industry.

Indian youth prefer startups over large corporations
Background: India has paved its way to secure the third position in the world in terms of the number of startups – 4200 and counting – with almost three to four new start-ups popping up every day. Interestingly, 72% of the start-up founders are less than 35 years old; making India home to the youngest entrepreneurs in the world. A recent survey highlights that 68% Indians would prefer to work with a startup than a large corporation in 2016.

Idea: A spokesperson from Jetking can share insights on what’s driving the youths to join technology startups over large corporations and what are the risks involved in joining a startup.

About the company: Jetking Infotrain Ltd. is a BSE listed, IT & IMS training institute, Headquartered in Mumbai and provides top quality recruits for the talent starved IT companies across India. A pioneer in the pool of skill development, Jetking is an established name in the market with 150 successful franchises up and running in India alone with forays into the international markets as well. Jetking has trained7,50,000 students so far and plans to triple that number by 2020 as per their tie up with NSDC. With an annual turnover of about 70 crores, their current business partners include IT behemoths like Microsoft, Cisco and IBM amongst others. Their wholesome and quality obsessed training methodology is their major USP. They cater to the needs of Accenture, TCS, Airtel, Wipro, Infosys and Capgemini to name a few.