When will the time come when diversity/inclusion talks or conversations about women's equality no longer happen? When will women finally be immersed equally in the business and leadership?
Although we have come a long way from women's suffragists, Deloitte predicts that women won't achieve equality until 2045. The pay gap is closing, and women are participating in more spaces like STEM and business leadership positions, but it should not take an extra 23 years to achieve gender parity.
The bias between hiring men and women in entry-level positions has leveled out pretty evenly to 48%, although inequality does exist, espeically for women of minority groups. As women continue to climb the business hierarchy, that percentage shrinks.
In 2022, only 30% of women. are VPs, 26% are SVPs, and only 21% are C-suite executives. That number somehow becomes even smaller in America. In the United States, only 5.8% of board chairs and only 5.7% of CEOs are women.
It seems nearly impossible for young women to look up to achieve levels of success in leadership roles when women in the running currently are not given an equal opportunity comparatively to men.
It is women's history month, and as a women's owned-business here at Clutch feel strongly and passionately about equal rights for women. The Founder and President of Clutch, Ginger Kochmer, is an astounding model of how women can become executive and C-Suite level leaders.
Ginger leads by example for the employees at her company, where 50% of the employees identify as being a woman. It is rare, especially in staffing and business, to see true equality in a workplace. We can honestly and proudly say Clutch does not have any gender bias, and each individual hired is based on personal merits and achievements.
As a society and a country, we can do better. It is time to break stigmas and the double-edged sword of successful women and open the doors to possibilities of equality. Seniors in positions and young women deserve the same chance as their male counterparts to get the promotion and win the corner office because they deserve it.