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Women Can Never Win if We are Just a Statistic

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A growing need to be diverse is now becoming a fashion in technology company hiring policies. Diversity figures are published to ensure public relationship status. But are these numbers really a reflection of women participation or is the need to be diverse overclouding the need for quality?
When Satya Nadella said women should believe in good karma, he did mean well. Karma is a concept in Hinduism that pertains to a person's work or deeds, their intent and in the concept of causality. Which in essence means that every person sows what they reap. If a woman at work is doing a good job, no company or system of human resources can keep her down or should keep her down. And it effectively applies to men as well as women. What is wrong with creating an appraisal system that works well for its employees irrespective of their gender?

For years, we have been battling to get women into STEM and into competitive careers and vocations. We have hosted hackathons, built businesses around wome…