Wives of immigrant tech workers struggle to find purpose

LEFT: Suman Byrisetty, 36, left, and his wife, Bandhavi Kotha, 33, moved from India. CENTER: After CenturyLink hired her husband, Sarita Gotur moved with daughter Pavani Shavi, 4, from India to Bellevue.
LEFT: Suman Byrisetty, 36, left, and his wife, Bandhavi Kotha, 33, moved from India. CENTER: After CenturyLink hired her husband, Sarita Gotur moved with daughter Pavani Shavi, 4, from India to Bellevue. RIGHT: Indian women worship at a Hindu altar in Bellevue. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Work, which gives their spouses a sense of purpose and accomplishment, as well as colleagues and a social network, is not available to the women.

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