Forbes: global community must prioritize gender equality.

September 30, 2022 Rebecca Henderson

Women were heavily impacted by job loss and increased family responsibilities during the pandemic, and progress on gender equality in the workplace was put on hold. While jobs have been regained to some degree, other aspects of the gender gap have not improved. 

Around the world, women continue to experience disparity in childcare responsibilities, government representation, leadership opportunities, and access to healthcare services and education. Rebecca Henderson, executive board member of Randstad and CEO of Global Businesses, argues that promoting gender equality is one that can best help employers advance in their businesses.

“The global community, however, can take decisive action to accelerate equality everywhere,” writes Henderson. “In measures large and small, everyone must work toward a day when women share the same rights and opportunities as men.”

Henderson highlights three ways to create positive change for women and girls, advocating for improved access and investments in educational opportunities, pay and workplace transparency, and mentorships for women – particularly those at risk for poverty and violence.

Read the full article in Forbes to learn more about the importance of gender parity at work, and look to Randstad Sourceright for best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion

about the author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member of Randstad. In this core leadership role, Rebecca brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Global Business’ development to ensure human capital leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 Hall of Fame.”

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