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Job done? 68% of men think that gender equality has been achieved at work

A new global survey of over 33,000 respondents across 39 countries highlights persistent gender perception gaps in the workplace.

A new global survey* among over 33,000 respondents in 39 countries (of which 1000 are in the UK), reveals gender gap perceptions in the workplace.

In 2019, 62% of men and 55% of women believed that gender equality had been achieved in the workplace. Today, an increasing 68% of men and a stagnant 56% of women hold this belief.

Overall, the perception of gender equality in the workplace appears to have risen from 58% in 2019 to 62% now, but with it, the increasing divide between men’s and women’s views has also become more pronounced.

The latest data also shows that salary perception has changed in the last couple of years. In 2022, 21% of women in the UK thought that their salaries were lower than men’s; this number has now increased to 34%. Conversely, more than half of men think that women’s salaries are equal to, or higher than, theirs.

Discrepancies also arise when talking about job opportunities: 43% of women feel like they have fewer opportunities, while only 26% of men agree.

“We’re seeing signs of improvement, but there’s still a long way to go” says Vilma Scarpino, President at WIN “The strong divide in perceptions between men and women signals a deep disconnect and lack of conversation around this topic which should be addressed by individual organizations and the government alike”.

*Conducted annually by the Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN)

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