In the lead-up to the upcoming Budget 2023, Puja Issar, the Managing Director of AnitaB.org, has shared her expectations on addressing the critical issues facing the country, with a particular focus on gender equality and women empowerment.
Issar highlighted the need for an increase in the gender budget, pointing out that this would be a crucial step in addressing the gender pay gap and improving the status of women in the country. She also emphasized the importance of generating employment for women in the technology industry, especially in Tier two and Tier three cities, and called for government investments to support this cause.
Furthermore, she emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to gender equality, stating that it should not be limited to addressing the gender pay gap, but should also focus on the education, training, and mentorship of women in the technology industry. She also stressed the importance of creating a supportive environment for women and encouraged businesses to be more flexible in terms of work arrangements.
“It’s time for us to come together and work towards a gender-equal future, where women have equal opportunities and equal representation in all industries,” said Puja Issar. “The upcoming Budget 2023 is an opportunity for the government to show its commitment to this cause and to take concrete steps towards creating a brighter future for women in India.”
The pre-Budget expectation by Puja Issar highlights the urgent need for action to address the critical issues facing the country and to empower women in the technology industry. With her leadership and advocacy, we hope that the Budget 2023 will indeed take the necessary steps to promote gender equality and women empowerment in India.