Gender Inequality

Why overcoming gender barriers in the workplace might boost women's careers

With predominant gender barriers in the workplace, organizations need to speed boost the hiring and retention of women Image: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Rosamond Hutt

Senior Writer, Formative Content


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Gender Inequality is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Gender Inequality

Have you read?

With gender barriers in the workplace, it will take a lot of time to achieve a 50/50 workforce Image: When Women Thrive 2020/Merce

The low percent of women in leadership roles is a collateral of gender barriers in the workplace Image: Global Gender Gap Report 2020/World Economic Forum

Up to 160 million women may have to change occupations by 2030 to deter gender barriers in the workplace Image: The Future of Women at Work/McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Gender InequalitySDG 05: Gender Equality


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Gender equality by 2030? Those countries making most progress offer lessons on what to change
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum