Women And Jobs: A Journey
Women in the workforce have increased and will keep on increasing in the coming years. With women moving from strength to strength with men we will soon see women capturing half the work force
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The percentage of women taking the so called men's job has increased over the years across the globe and reason is definitely a unified work environment where women can grow and achieve. Today we have so many women working at the top of the hierarchy which was nearly impossible a century ago. We see women leading in every field of work, from the CEO of a multinational company to contesting elections against a male counterpart, women have achieved it all. Many of these fields were untouched by women a couple of centuries ago, but today we see rapid increase in the women workforce in every field and sector of the economy.
According to various studies across the world it has come to light that women are more actively seeking job than men in 2016. The success rate of a woman landing a job has also increased significantly over the years.
A specter is haunting men's prospects in workforces around the world. A new study of Fortune 500 companies, performed by Catalyst, revealed that companies with the highest representation of senior women had a 35% higher return on equity and a 34% higher return to shareholders than companies with the fewest women near the top. Long considered the breadwinners of the household, men are finding themselves on the outside looking in. Shifting social examples have fundamentally transformed the balance of power between men and women in society at large as well as in specific households.
UNESCO conducted a worldwide statistic with a focus on Asia and pacific region and it was found that more than 30% of the researchers are women. If we talk about United states, women comprises of 48% of the work force and this the best statistic throughout the world. Although the percentage of women in STEM(science, technology, engineering and maths) field is only 24%
The increase in general workforce is definitely due to the increase in college educated workforce throughout the world. Although women have exceeded men in every workforce of the world, STEM is still on a lower side. On average, men in STEM jobs earn 25-30% more than women. Apart from STEM, the workforce earning is almost equally distributed. If you look at the college statistics, it clearly states that apart from the STEM subjects, women enrollment is higher. The long-term effect of such a trend is simply that the next generation will see a larger number of women in key industries, often times outnumbering their male counterparts.
Experts talk about the social psychological explanations about the new aged workforce movement and that the perception of people has changed regarding women working at higher positions in the company.
Women in the workforce have increased and will keep on increasing in the coming years. With women moving from strength to strength with men we will soon see women capturing half the work force.
(With Inputs from Kshitiz Mohan)