What do you think about helping fight gender inequality at workplace? Tell us about how you will put this belief into action.

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Gender inequality in the workplace is a complex problem, and no single solution will end it. Instead, there are several different steps that need to be achieved in order to gradually make the workplace more fair and equitable.

First, it is important to use data analytics to monitor forms of...

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Gender inequality in the workplace is a complex problem, and no single solution will end it. Instead, there are several different steps that need to be achieved in order to gradually make the workplace more fair and equitable.

First, it is important to use data analytics to monitor forms of salary inequity. The most obvious salary inequity is when men and women of similar backgrounds and experience are paid different amounts for the same tasks. A more subtle type of inequity occurs when similar jobs with different titles have different compensation levels that reflect gender imbalances, as when receptionists (majority female) are paid less than security guards (majority male). Another form of inequity can occur when men predominate in the highest-paying positions and women serve in part-time or lower-paying positions.

Actively recruiting women to leadership positions can reduce gender inequality in three ways. First, it will reduce the overall pay disparity in companies that hire women primarily in the lower echelons. Second, it will change corporate culture by proving successful female role models and making discrimination harder. Third, it will start a virtuous cycle in recruitment, as the top female talent will be more likely to accept offers from companies with a strong track record of promoting women. Active mentoring programs that seek out and prepare talented female candidates for promotion will have a similar positive effect.

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