Only 7% of entrepreneurs in India are women and only 5% make it to the executive chairs. This is double the average across Asia, which is a mere 2.6%.
But, only 5% women in India are climbing up the ladder and occupying corner offices. The more dire statistic is about women's participation in the workforce, which is a mere 11%.
On International Women's Day, CNBC-TV18 puts the spotlight on the big numbers that shows the society still has a long way to go to achieve gender parity.
To understand how women can shatter this glass ceiling, Shereen Bhan spoke to Manisha Girotra, CEO at Moelis and Company; Smita Bhagat, country head for government, e-commerce and startups at HDFC Bank; Chetna Sinha, founder and chairperson of Mann Deshi Bank; and Suman Gopalan, chief human resources officer at Freshworks.
Also Sukhwinder Kaur, a woman farmer protesting at the Singhu border, talks about how the agitation may be a step towards ending the gender-based disparity in the farm sector.Watch video for more.