Nowadays, It has become extremely essential to bridge the gap between women and men on the professional front. Women employees as compared to male counterparts are responsible for doing praiseworthy work for which they must be recognized. They have suffered at the hands of their professional management in the form of the pay gap, poor maternity leave options and not qualifying for top management positions. Here, we are highlighting ways in which this gap can be narrowed.
Access to Top Management Positions
At a lot of times, women are excluded from being allotted top management positions as they are looked upon as an employee with divided attention. It is often perceived that women would prioritize family over the office when a situation demanded and hence are robbed of securing top management positions within an organization. This is extremely wrong. Women who decide to enter the professional arena are aware of the commitments and are entirely equipped to take the right decision that suits the moment.
It is extremely important for people in general to change their perspective. For example, the majority of the people are still under the impression that the profession is divided into work that can be performed by men and work that has been reserved for females. However, that is entirely wrong. Today there is no such segregation. While men have left their mark in areas such as chef and cooking which was earlier considered a profession for women, women have excelled in being entrepreneurs and holding top management positions which have earlier looked upon as a male bastion. It is extremely important for society to change their perspective.
Maternity Leave Benefits
It is always important for women to feel empowered when at work and at home. Women who enter maternity should not be made to feel, the beautiful process, a hindrance to her professional commitments. She should be provided with paid maternity leave as per the rules of the land and should respect her decision.
Do Not Withhold Appreciation
A little encouragement can take you on a mile long ride. It is always important to not reserve your appreciation and encouragement for only the menfolk at work. There is a common practice, where appreciation is always withheld from women as work is expected from them. This is wrong. Women should be equally appreciated for work performed by them, just like their men counterparts.
Bridging The Salary Gap
In order to make a woman employee feel empowered, the salary gap must be bridged. Gone are the days, when it was assumed that men were responsible for doing all the hard work while the more easier tasks were reserved for womenfolk. Be it any field, corporate, entertainment or services, there is a huge monetary gap that exists and is real and should be addressed. Women have households to run and at the end of the day, bills to pay.
- Location: India
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