The Challenges Of Gender Inequality In The Workplace

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Gender inequality in the workplace has continued to be a contentious issue. Increased government policies in the US and across the globe aiming at increasing transparency around pay and calling out for more women in the company boardrooms are in play. Gender discrimination was highlighted in a series of high-profile lawsuits. Data from a 1998 census revealed that women made 73 cents per dollar paid to men; this has been the case until today where there is a great discrepancy in gender inequality especially in the workplace(Walby, 2005).
Gender discrimination in the US is attributable to the society expectations that women in the US are still expected to attend to familial obligations. Data reveals that although the women attend
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On a global scale especially in the developed countries and some of the developing countries, there have been significant milestones achieved towards gender equity in the recent decades particularly in the field of education. However women are still earning less, are less likely to advance in their careers, and more likely to spend their latter life in abject poverty as compared to men. Men on the other hand experience challenges in accessing flexible family friendly work schedules or family friendly policies as compared to women(Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2016). There are advantages to gender equality in a workplace …show more content…
Holding all factors constant, companies practicing gender equality have better organizational performance. There are a range of reasons that would explain the link between gender equality and organizational performance. Diversity in an organization combines a wide range of varied perspectives providing a more holistic analysis of issues facing an organization. The holistic approach to an issue facing the organization spurs greater effort and commitment that leads to an improved decision-making process(Robeyns 2003).
The impact of gender equality supersedes the organization and it is of benefit on a national scale. It helps boosts the national productivity and the competitiveness. The world economic forum found a strong correlation between the country productivity and competitiveness and how the country educates and uses the female talent available. A report from the forum states that by empowering women means that there is a more efficient use of the national talent and by reducing the gender based gap in the economy boosts economic growth. Research has it that the competitiveness of a country on an international scale is determined by the country’s policies towards women among other significant factors(Workplace Gender Equality Agency,

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