Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

 Can we talk about the gender pay gap?

In the past 15 months, there’s been a lot of conversation around gender diversity at the workplace. Some companies have announced they are working actively towards a more equal workforce. Whether the change is really happening is anyone’s guess, but what we do know for sure is that when it comes to equal pay for men and women, corporates and businesses are still far behind.

Here are some worrying figures: the estimated earned income of women is only one-fifth of their male counterparts, according to this year’s Global Gender Gap report. In its 14th edition, the report said India had dropped 28 places to take 140th among 156 countries. The only other South Asian country trailing India was Pakistan, at the 153rd spot. The same report highlighted how India was one of the countries with largest economic gender gap (32.6%), and that only 22.3% women are engaged in the labour market.

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