According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021 (https://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2021), closing the global gender gap will now take 135.6 years. The data used for this report does not yet fully reflect the impact of the pandemic, the economic gender gap may actually be between 1% and 4% wider than reported.
Advancing gender equality is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.
Now is the time to smash stereotypes and break the bias!
The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2022 is, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, and is is aligned with the priority theme for the 66th Commission on the Status of Women (https://ngocsw.org/ngo-csw-66/) taking place virtually from 14 to 25 March 2022: “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”.
Organisations can take steps to counteract gender inequalities. The first step is to identify and assess these inequalities and measure its impact on staff.
At PREDIXA , we have developed a #diversityequityandinclusion (DEI) service incorporating our diagnostic application, Predixa Dynamix, that uses #artificialintelligence to enable rapid analysis of an organisation’s DEI status. It predicts the probability of issues in specific areas - including Gender Equality.
So if you need to better understand how well prepared your organisation is to help support and achieve Gender Equality in the workplace, contact either Paula Newby or Kirsten Westholter.
Women can’t afford to lose hard-fought gains every time there is a global crisis. Together we can and should work towards a more gender-equal world, on International Women’s day and beyond.
Don’t just talk the talk…. walk the walk!