Bold actions for gender equality
"Although in the last few decades the global gender pay gap has narrowed, the pace of change remains very slow. To achieve pay equity, we need to shift employers’ mindsets, erase stereotypes and encourage cultural changes in gender roles, both at home and in the workplace."
PwC’s latest Women in Work Index estimates that improving female participation in work across the OECD could boost total GDP by US$6 trillion. It also finds that the OECD could gain US$2 trillion by closing the gender pay gap.
This year, for the first time, we also looked at what two of the world’s most populous countries, China and India, stand to gain by promoting gender equality and female participation in the workforce.
The debate around gender equality is moving in the right direction. But what factors are holding back real progress? One of the biggest challenges for women in the workplace is the shortage of female role models.
For today’s organisations, ensuring equal opportunities for women is imperative. PwC’s Global Chairman Bob Moritz outlines three bold actions they can take to advance gender equality.
It’s time for family businesses to seize the opportunity of gender balance.
Senior manager, Global communications, PwC Switzerland
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