Facts and figures about gender (in)equality in the workplace

Algunos datos sobre la desigualdad de género en el trabajo
11/07/2016

The following situation happens more than you might think: two people work in the same position in similar companies, but one of them gets paid a significantly smaller salary. Why? Simply put, for being a woman. 

Gender equality is one of the topics that comes up again and again when we talk about social issues which are in need of improvement. Fortunately, there has been marked progress in the workplace.  Situations considered to be normal three decades ago are today unimaginable. Thankfully, in France women no longer earn 20% less than men for doing the same job, and in Russia women are no longer banned from certain positions, and in the U.S., granting maternity leave is no longer solely up to the company as was the case in the 80’s...or is it?

Actually, as it turns out, these are realities of the world we live in today and the list does not stop there. Yes, the professional world has taken a step forward in terms of gender equality, but there are still many situations which leave no doubt about the fact that we have a long way to go. To prove this point: only 54 out of every thousand big companies are headed up by a female CEO.

The statistics on gender equality policies are equally grim: only five countries which are considered Economically Developed guarantee paid maternity leave of more than two weeks.

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