Women In Work

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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:

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