In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the representation of women in financial leadership positions, including a 60% increase in executive bodies and a 40% increase in board members. The upward trend for women is observed in all roles in the sector,
including HR, communications, legal, treasury, politics and marketing.
As it currently stands, according to the World Health Organisation, women make up 70% of the global health and social care workforce and contribute over $3 trillion to the industry annually. Unfortunately, there is a gender equality divide in the healthcare industry and women hold just 25% of senior roles.
Like most industries, the best way to address this is by battling the systemic barriers to women directly. To achieve this goal. the World Health Organisation, Global Health Workforce Network and Women in Global Health submitted a policy action paper in 2021, which looks at
gender equity and leadership in the global health and care workforce.
The demand for computer programmers and software engineers is on the rise, with employment in these fields expected to increase by 22% in the next 8 years - higher than any other field in the technology industry. So, now’s the time to brush up on your coding skills and get involved!
STEM careers can be extremely lucrative. As such, choosing a career in engineering can help in narrowing the gender pay gap - and, now is the time to start!
Women are vital to supporting the success of the transport industry, especially in light of the growing labour shortages, which have been hugely exacerbated by the pandemic. The transport sector will pave the way for more women in transport roles and support this key
economic sector in thriving post-pandemic. Are you ready to be part of this movement?