With increasing globalization, we have seen great strides towards equality within many facets of our global society. Though unequal across the globe, progress is being made and we are slowly chipping away at the beast that is marginalization and inequality. This process has been very gradual, however, the small victories should be acknowledged and celebrated, as we continue to work towards total equality of all persons across the world.
One frequently discussed issue in this battle for equality, within the United States, is the fight for gender equality in the workplace. According to research conducted by the AAUW, the pay gap within the United States has narrowed since the 1970’s. They attribute this to, “…women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate.” (www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap)
Despite this progress, the AAUW notes that women are not anticipated to reach pay equity until the year 2059. The closing of this gap has become stagnant in recent years, which means that this pay equity may not be reached until an even later date.
According to Americanprogress.org, in the United States, women comprise 14.6% of executive officer roles, 8.1% of top earners, and 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEO’s, while holding nearly 52% of all professional-level jobs. (Americanprogress.org)
While the progress to bridge this inequality gap is present, we have quite a bit more work to do. Woman leadership in the workplace is increasing and many companies have created initiatives to further this progress.
TNE is proud to be a Woman owned small business, holding our WBENC & WOSB Program Certification, helping to do our part in furthering this progress towards gender equality.