With all that is said and written about gender parity there is still a long road to cover. True that the number of women in the workforce has increased, but when it comes to inclusion and parity, things do not look very rosy. When it comes to selecting the leaders, there is a strong bias against women. Their representation is way lower than it should be. May be it has to do more with the fact that Baby Boomers rank high, when it comes to gender discrimination.
Pay parity is a big point when we talk about gender diversity. We, today have more women in the workforce. But, are they paid at par with their male counterpart? The answer, sadly is no. Though it is a big factor when we talk about gender discrimination, it is not the only factor. Prejudices and biases remain aloft. Interviewers do not mind asking uncomfortable or personal questions to female candidates. There is a common perception that a woman is a greater liability to the company than a man. After all maternity leave is just about a single gender.
The State of Workplace Gender Parity 2018 – A TopCHRO Report comes with a researched and detailed picture of workplace gender discrimination.