Women In Work
Despite women making up 50% of the world’s higher education graduates, they hold only 29% of senior roles globally. This underrepresentation at senior management level contributes to the gender gap and is telling of a noticeable absence of enough action. Only 32% of women globally believe the C-suite is an achievable goal.
At the current rate of change, it will take 108 years to close the gender gap and 202 years to bring about parity in the workplace. But it’s not all dismal news. With 75% of businesses taking deliberate action to improve gender diversity, the efforts exist to create and sustain the necessary changes. The Middle East too has seen change occur steadily over the years. Two of the Gulf ’s largest economies are taking solid steps to improve the number of women in the workplace. Here is what they have achieved so far: