The Importance Of Gender Equality In The Workplace

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According to US president-elect “putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing”. Donald Trump has been a notorious sexist for a long time and his stance on women raised widespread condemnation. Even Republicans have denounced the explicit sexist remark of the candidate during his campaign. This reject of explicit sexism may give the false impression that sexism no longer exists. However, sexism and more particularly gender inequality in the workplace not only persist but increases in ways many of us do not realize or do not want to realize.
According to the United States Census Bureau women only make 79 cents to every dollar a man earns. Women are also less likely to get promoted though women and men say they want to be promoted in about equal numbers. American workplaces are far from achieving gender equality in the workplace.
However according to a study from Peterson Institute for International Economics, a nonprofit group based in Washington and Ernst & Young, released on February 2016, having women in the highest corporate offices is correlated with an increase of profitability for corporations.
How come, despite the apparent economic benefits, many corporations are lacking in gender diversity?
Firstly, I will analyze the major issues women face in the American workplace and secondly I will try to show how and why companies should promote gender equality in the workplace.

For the first time in the history of the US women are half of the educated labor

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