Gender equality has really been a very hot topic of the recent times but its solutions are still very unknown in the minds of many. An issue which is often talked about and debated on still remains untouched in the world where opportunities are taking birth without defining whether it is for men or women. A Pew Research Center study revealed that close to 50 percent of entry-level employees are women, but women hold only 17 percent of the senior most level jobs.This is not a great advancement as compared to the last survey that was conducted in 2012, when that number was 16 percent. Hence, it is imperative that this issue is still debated on and found solutions to.
The question arises, what really is the practice of gender biasness at the workplace? Well, inequality in gender pay, inadequate recruitments of women at the workplace ,and of course, the cultural mentality of the society about the role of women at work are some examples that are often observed in our country. A research from World Economic Forum ( WEF ) revealed the top 20 countries with equal gender pay but it was quite shocking to know that India was nowhere there. Its high time that the people of our society begin thinking about it as a material issue.
Is there a way out? Yes, there is! First and foremost, beginning with the promotion of gender equality through educating the management personnel about the cases of gender biasness going on in the organisation. Not only this, increasing the recruitment of female employees is another effective solution. One more point to consider is the act of showcasing the successful women in various companies as it will not only be a reflection of women's solidarity at the workplace but also encourages junior female employees to work hard. Another measure is to establish a policy that ensures that men and women are compensated equally for performing the same work. Beyond equal pay for equal work, the policy should also ensure that both genders are treated equally in recruitment, training, hiring and promotion.
The solutions to this issue just don't reach an end point. But there is yet another way by which this problem could be solved, and that is, by increasing the number of quotas for women in educational institutions and jobs. India is truly a country for the reserved and not the deserved. The quota system has helped so many undeserving citizens getting decent jobs in the country. But if the country's government really wishes to overcome the problem of gender biasness then why does it not introduce more quotas for women? Why are the reservations existent in only some of the courses and colleges like IITs and not in all of them? There could not be a better answer to this issue rather than increasing the magnitude of quotas for women which could play an immense role in integrating women towards the workplace by multiplying the recruitments of female employees in the organisation and becoming a relief for those girls who are aspiring to become influentials in future.
The women of our country are like flowers of a plant and if provided with the adequate manure and sunlight in the form of support and opportunities these flowers will bloom one day.