Difference social issues, including road safety, family support and unfavorable working environment for women are among the most common problems for female employment in Bangladesh. That is why sometimes family members encourage them to be in home. In this reality freelancing carrier can be a great opportunity for women. Freelancing has almost become a buzz word in Bangladesh. Everybody wants to be a freelancer. It is very inspiring but at the same time we have seen an enormous gender gap in the freelancer community in Bangladesh. Though, recently we have seen few female freelancers who are very successful in different world renowned freelance outsourcing market places but the number is very limited. But the situation can be changed and improved if we can take necessary and appropriate steps. According to the research released by Elance, not only are women’s earnings growing, but 74% of the women surveyed (2,777) say that online freelance work provide them more opportunities to succeed in technology careers over traditional onsite or full-time work.
In Bangladesh, gender discrimination is a burning issues, woman usually gets less money for the same amount of work than their male counterpart. Freelancing career can solve this problem. “For women in tech, online work is a level playing field where merit and results win,” said Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance in a press release issued this morning. “Online work provides an attractive avenue to neutralize gender discrimination around the world and create flexible professional opportunities not available in traditional job markets.”