Equality In The Workforce Essay

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Equality In The Workforce: Are Women Really Succeeding?
Women have always been in the background of men, starting from the beginning of time, in the caveman days when females were gathers instead of the hunters like the males, or they were not the ones that “bring home the bacon” as people say, there were only certain jobs for women, and certain rights that women received. This has to do with the roles that society puts on genders and how they are not equal to each other. Equality is achieved when everyone is able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resource and opportunities regardless of gender. In society men can only do certain things and women can only do certain things. These roles have certain quotas that people just don’t break.
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Most of the top companies in the world have CEO’s that are men, like Bob Iger the CEO of Walt Disney and Larry Page the CEO of Google industry technology. Many companies like these two do not have women as CEO’S or vice presidents, most continue to be in low profile, low-status, low-paying jobs, primarily in the clerical ranks. More leading roles should be optional to women, before in the world it was normal for women to stay with family members that took care of them until they were married off to a man where the man went to work everyday and the women stayed home to take care of the household, it was very rare that women took care of themselves and worked for what they receive. Nowadays more women are single and are moved out of their parent’s house earlier in age, so they take care of themselves, they make the money. The advancement of women’s careers, progress appears to have stalled, the percentage of women on boards and senior executives teams remain stuck at around 15 percent around the …show more content…
Before the workplace was largely unequal. After there was laws passed to enforce equality in the labor force, more industries opened up jobs to women; women wages went up, more women then men are being educated in four year universities, participation in the labor force reach an all time high of 60 percent. iiToday 53% of entry-level positions are given to women. The percentage of women whom are C-level execs rose to 19%, 24% of senior vice presidents are women, 35% are directors, and these are all great things that have happen. But there are still barriers to women’s workplace advancement, women wages are lower than men, women are likelier to be passed over for high profile assignments, and only 40% women make it to middle management. All of these steps are small steps compared to the amount to progression we still need for women to be equal to men in the

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