How can we find solutions to end gender inequality? It’s a common misconception that the gender gap has been closed, but a quick look at the current gender discrimination facts says otherwise.
Some Facts on Gender Discrimination
Gender inequality is alive and well. In general, white women make about 77 cents on the dollar compared to men, but it’s much worse for women of color. Black women only make 64% and Latina women only make 56% compared to men. For women 15–24 years old worldwide, rape and domestic abuse are the leading causes of death, coming in over cancer, accidents, war, and malaria.
Another fact taken into account: Did you know that any medications aren’t even tested on women, let alone pregnant women? And very few speak up about it because less than 30% of the world’s scientific researchers are women.
And in the business world, only 4.8% of the S&P 500 companies have a female CEO. In the US, countrywide rates are even lower – about 2% (notice how the most successful companies are more than twice as likely to be headed by a woman). Watch this short video to further understand my case and other facts available on gender discrimination.
We Need Solutions to End Gender Inequality
If we really want to make a difference, one of the best solutions to end gender inequality is to promote better care for infants and pregnant women. If we met women’s needs for family planning and newborn health services, 250 thousand maternal death and as many as 1.7 million newborn deaths could be averted.
It’s time for action! The world needs to step away from the same treatment and go to equal treatment. Women obviously have different needs than men, especially when it comes to pregnancy and childcare.
What’s your stand on this matter? Have you experienced gender discrimination in your workplace and/or community? How did you handle it? Do you have any solutions to end gender inequality? You know what to do! I love to hear it all!
Beate Chelette is the Founder of The Women’s Code and serves as the Programming Chair for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA). Once $135,000 in debt and a single mother, she successfully sold her business to Bill Gates in a multi-million dollar deal.
Beate’s supports organizations two-fold. Beate provides leadership development programs for organizations that want to implement the ROI of Balanced Leadership through The Women’s Code, her signature system that educates leaders and helps companies achieve gender equality. The Women’s Code creates and implements programs that improve organizational culture, foster productive work environments and help companies improve their people ROI.
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