Women Will Have to Wait Another 170 Years to Close Gender Gap

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Women Will Have to Wait Another 170 Years to Close Gender Gap

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:10pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Sustainable Finance

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.

Women are going to get pay equality – they’ll just have to wait for another 170 years. 

That’s according to an estimate by the World Economic Forum assessing gender gaps when it comes to economic opportunities, political empowerment, education and health between men and women.

While international figures from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May have placed greater focus on women in leadership roles, the outlook for the average female worker remains grim. In fact, it has deteriorated. In the past 12 months, the target for when men and women would get equal pay moved 52 years into the future – to 2186.

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Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Bloomberg | Careers | Economics | Gender | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | WEF | equality | gender gap | women

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Sustainable Finance

CONTENT: Article