Did you know that women make 84 cents to every dollar that a man makes for doing the exact same job?
The gender pay gap has been a prominent issue in society for years. While female empowerment in business has made significant strides throughout the years, it’s always important to strive for equality, equity, and inclusion.
With a glass ceiling still in place and a pay gap between men and women, it’s essential to continue the education and encouragement of female empowerment, especially at work.
Here are three key tips on how to encourage female empowerment in the workplace:
1. Provide education to employees
One of the most effective ways to create a better work environment for women is through education.
Thus, providing adequate training and professional development opportunities to women in the workplace is more important than ever.
Not only does this supply women with the tools needed to succeed in a male-dominated workforce, but it instills a feeling of confidence and empowerment that goes far beyond the professional world.
2. Create a fair workplace
Crafting a work environment that makes employees feel valued, safe, and empowered should be an ultimate priority for any business owner.
These same actions should also be taken to create a fair workplace for women. By creating an inclusive and empowering latitude, you’re able to provide more opportunities for women in a safe space.
This includes establishing an accepting company culture and dedicating time and resources to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Be transparent about salaries
For any company, it’s extremely important to be transparent about wages. Being secretive about salaries only continues to enforce discrimination in the workplace, so it’s of the utmost importance to be transparent about pay.
After all, a financially fair workplace is a great one. When it comes to creating an empowering and accepting workplace, it’s essential to audit pay and promotion processes to identify and extinguish financial biases.
Financial equality isn’t much of a demand, but rather a necessity. By encouraging female empowerment in the workplace, we can work together to lessen the pay gap and break the glass ceiling, resulting in financial empowerment for all.
So, whether you’re starting a business, currently operating a company, or even just interested in what you can do to help, these tips are a great starting point to create a fair and equitable workplace.
See the following infographic courtesy of possiblefinance.com.
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