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Pathways to Gender Equality in the Workplace

Pathways to Gender Equality in the Workplace

📊 The Biggest Barriers to Gender Equality 

According to 31.25% of respondents, ’workplace culture not supportive of diversity’ was the biggest barrier to gender equality. Close following were obstacles such as 'insufficient support for women in leadership' (25%) and issues related to 'gender bias in recruitment', ’promotion processes’, and ’pay disparity’ (each at 18.75%). Interestingly, only 6.25% of respondents mentioned the ’lack of flexible work policies’ as the most significant barrier.


📊 Supporting Women's Advancement 

When asked about the most effective ways to support women's advancement in the workplace, both ’ensuring equal opportunities for growth and advancement’ and ’providing support for work-life balance’ stood out, each garnering 31.25% of responses. This demonstrates a strong demand for systemic changes that encourage a more inclusive and equitable working environment. ‘Creating mentorship and sponsorship programmes’ and ’improving visibility and recognition of women's achievements in tech’ were all deemed significant, each noted by 18.75% of respondents. 


📊 Accelerating Gender Equality in the Workplace 

With 31.25% of the vote, ’targeted development programmes for women's leadership’ received the highest endorsement as an initiative to accelerate gender equality. This was closely followed by more ’transparent hiring and promotion processes’ (25%) as well as ’equal pay policies’ and ’regular diversity and inclusion training for all employees’ (each at 18.75%).

 


📊Focus of Collective Action in Line With IWD 

Reflecting on the theme of International Women's Day 2024, 43.75% of participants chose ‘boosting women's representation in leadership and decision-making roles’ as their key area of collective action. 25% of respondents each supported ’combating gender-based violence and harassment in all forms’, as well as pushing for ’women's health and reproductive rights in workplace regulations’.



🎬 To wrap it up 

The survey highlighted a clear consensus on the necessity of a multifaceted approach to addressing gender disparity in the workplace. From strengthening workplace culture to promoting women’s leadership development and ensuring equitable growth opportunities, it’s clear that tangible progress requires commitment across all levels of an organisation. As we move forward, let us apply these findings to pave the way for a more inclusive environment where every individual, regardless of gender, has the opportunity to thrive

 


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