Women’s active participation and decision-making in the economy is crucial for long-term economic prosperity.
According to a study of 353 Fortune 500 companies, on average, the companies with the best financial performance had more women in their top management teams than lower performing companies.
Companies and organizations achieve success in the global economy when they take action to eliminating gender stereotypes in the workplace and ensuring that the talents, skills and perspectives of women are welcomed and valued in the boardroom. However, women cannot be considered a homogeneous group and when tackling barriers to their participation, an intersectional lens can be used to target women of diverse backgrounds with differing identities and abilities.
Publisher : UN Women | 2020 | Region : Global