InsightSutras conducted a global survey with working women professionals to study the prevailing gender inequality at workplaces and what it takes to create gender parity.
ATTITUDINAL CHANGE SHALL ENCOURAGE BETTER WORKPLACE GENDER PARITY
FINDINGS FROM INSIGHTSUTRAS GLOBAL SURVEY
“FREEDOM CANNOT BE ACHIEVED UNLESS WOMEN HAVE BEEN EMANCIPATED FROM ALL KINDS OF OPPRESSION.” – NELSON R. MANDELA
BETTER GENDER EQUALITY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID THAN THE TOP
Gender equality at the workplace is a slowly advancing phenomenon even as globally companies and individuals have been promoting the need for parity of genders in corporate offices. Many studies conducted over the years demonstrate that while women are found in large numbers in lower levels at any organization, the scale tips heavily in favor of men for senior roles and in corporate boards. As of 2019, 36% of global boards were found to have at least 3 women1, in line with scholarly research that indicates that organizations that have at least 3 women directors on the board demonstrate better financial performance2. Globally women held just 20% of board director seats in 20193 even as countries such as India, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Norway have introduced mandatory quotas for women on boards at public companies4. This is in stark contrast to women participation at the lower levels in the workplace where 36% of workforce comprises of women5.