Gender stereotypes, equality at workplace

Gender equality has, and still is, widely perceived as concerning only women, invented for women and implemented by women.ILLUSTRATION/NATION

What you need to know:

  • Values associated with leadership, such as risk-taking and assertive, are gendered due to prescriptive and descriptive gender stereotypes.

  • Workplace gender equality is achieved when people access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender.

Women’s participation in the paid workforce is one of the most significant changes in the past century. The proportion of women in management has increased. However, their proportion in decision making, especially in the public sector, is still low. Research shows a direct relationship between work-life balance and gender stereotypes among women.

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