The world recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2022, but for many women there’s not a lot to be happy about. They have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and while some were forced to leave careers they loved to take care of their families, others continued to work under increasing pressure and stress.
“The number of women in the workforce shrank in 2020 after a prolonged period of growth, but with the pandemic appearing to transition to a manageable public health issue, we have an opportunity to help women reclaim the gains they made prior to the global crisis,” writes Rebecca Henderson, executive board member and CEO of Global Businesses at Randstad.
Henderson states that businesses need to embrace the theme of International Women’s Day: #BreakTheBias. She cites a persistent pay gap and well-known glass ceiling that keeps women out of C-suite roles.
Henderson also advises employers to use data to create equitable experiences, provide flexible training, minimize hiring bias with technology, and listen to the women in their company.