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What's the World Economic Forum doing about the gender gap?

Figure showing the gender gap in labour-force participation, 2006-2023.
Parity is at its second lowest point since the index began. Image: World Economic Forum

Figure showing the share of women in senior leadership, by industry, 2016-2023.
In many industries, women are still experiencing barriers to senior positions. Image: World Economic Forum

Figure showing the share of women in STEM and non-STEM workforce, 2015-2023.
While more women are taking up STEM jobs, retention rates have significantly dropped. Image: World Economic Forum

Figure showing the share of companies which consider skills to be increasing or decreasing in importance, ordered by the net difference.
Still less than 50% parity in the top-10 skills set to grow. Image: World Economic Forum
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