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- Meet The Leader is the podcast from the World Economic Forum that features the world’s top changemakers, showcasing the habits and traits effective leaders can’t work without.
- From bias training to leaders who get out of their comfort zones, these leaders share what’s needed to bridge the gender gap.
- Read the Global Gender Gap Report 2022
Each year the World Economic Forum releases the Global Gender Gap Report, research that highlights the world’s most gender equal countries across dimensions like opportunity and health across 146 countries and reveals exactly how many years it will take for the world to finally reach gender parity.
According to this year’s research, that parity will take 132 years, a 32% rise over 2020. To be sure, that’s a slight improvement over 2021’s numbers and recent years have seen some marginal progress. In fact, the top 10 economies have all closed more than 80% of their gender gap. Still, so many countries have been slow to bridge gaps in everything from political representation to education or pay.
For a better understanding on why these numbers are so slow to change and what can be done next, Meet the Leader talked to a range of women leaders in fields where women still hold small shares of the workforce.
We talked to them for their perspectives and expertise at two recent events: the Annual Meeting this may in Davos, Switzerland; and the Global Technology Governance Retreat in San Francisco this June. These women shared their thoughts and the steps that anyone can take to better help everyone from direct reports to colleagues and friends, bridge gaps and build opportunity.
By Linda Lacina
This article originally appeared at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/gender-gap-roundup-bias-training-networks-meetings/ and is republished with permission.