Elevating women in the workplace
Ensuring equity for the 50% of the population that women represent requires systems that uphold equal pay for all genders. A gender inclusive workplace makes sure that women have a fair opportunity to be hired or promoted into any roles and to take part in the company’s decision-making processes.
While many workplaces achieve gender parity in lower level positions, representation of women starts to fall off at the level of manager. Experts have called the step up to manager “the broken rung,” and say it is the biggest challenge to getting equal numbers of women and men into management.
In order to support women in the workplace, employers can provide women with mentoring opportunities, champion women into different roles and projects, and encourage a community of support to help their success through employee resource groups and social activities.