Five Generations Until Pay Equity? WEF Report Reveals Shocking Gender Gap

‘We cannot wait until 2158 for parity; the time for decisive action is now,’ said Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum.

The world has made dismayingly slow progress in closing the global gender gap, according to a major report released today by the World Economic Forum. The Global Gender Gap Report 2024 reveals that the gap has closed by just 68.5% globally, with complete parity not expected for another 134 years – nearly five generations from now.

The slight 0.1 percentage point increase in closing the gender gap since last year was driven mainly by modest gains in economic participation and opportunity for women. However, the report shows women remain vastly underrepresented in leadership roles across politics and industry.

Source: People Matters

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