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Gender equality is achieved when there is an even playing field in terms of opportunities for either gender in workplaces around the globe. And while our society has taken huge leaps in recent years to help bridge this gap, there is still a lot of work to be done. Inequality can be seen in a variety of industries in things like a pay gap, sexual harassment, gender biases and an absence of women in managerial roles.
For instance, did you know that while companies that have high levels of gender diversity are 15% more likely to outperform their competitors, only 38% of managerial roles are held by women? Data has proven that both companies and their employees benefit when women are given more of an equal say and help to lead the company in the right direction. But many companies are still behind when it comes to actually implementing best practices for inclusion.
In honor of equal pay day just around the corner (August 26th), the team at Fundera took a deep dive into the issue of gender inequality in the workplace, what employers can do to help mend this systematic issue and lessons women can learn from inspiring women who have climbed the corporate ladder in spite of all the roadblocks in their way.