Why New Maternity Bill Has Women In India's Start-Up Ecosystem Worried | Read

PUBLISHED ON: March 30, 2017 | Duration: 2 min, 11 sec

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In a country where barely nine per cent of start-up founders are women, and less than five per cent of the start-up workforce comprises women, the glass ceiling now might see yet another layer added to it. Women across the start-up ecosystem are expressing concerns that the new maternity bill, which increases leave to six months for new mothers from the present 3, albeit a positive policy for most working women, could make it even tougher for women to be hired here. Especially for early stage start-ups where roles are largely action-based and a six month absence could be a deal breaker.
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