- Professional ambition.
- Equal opportunities.
- Diversity and inclusion.
- The gap between men and women in senior positions continues to rise and men continue monopolizing management positions (82%). Nonetheless, express women have the same ambition as men for these positions, but only one 13% of them aspires to be against the general director 20% of the men.
- He 44% women feel they do not have the opportunity to promote themselves and express their ambitions in the workplace, Unlike 37% of the men; even, when communicating their ambitions, confidence of women is reduced when their boss is a man.
- He 77% men think that equal opportunities between genders does exist, in front of 51% Women's. He 47% She believes women are not paid equally regardless of sex against their peers with their own abilities. Only a 25% Men feel the same.
- He 94% of women believe it is important to have flexible working in the company and, although work-life balance remains a predominantly female issue, it seems that this flexibility favors the increase of women in managerial positions, since the 68% Women and 61% Men believe that flexibility has increased a lot or to some extent this presence in companies.
It is still not enough
In fact, Inspección de Trabajo detecta y sanciona pocas situaciones de discriminación femenina en lo que a igualdad de oportunidades laborales se refiere. In 2017 He castigated 135 companies and raised 772.000 euros; the previous year 81. Son, only, he 0,1% of all labor that puts sanctions. Up or down hundredth, the percentage remains at such a low level since 2007, when adopted after the Equality Act, He doubled.
Why is it so low figure? he asks The country. inspectors, unions, experts and administrations attribute it to the trouble detecting indirect discrimination, resource scarcity, the absence of complaints and the need for more training.
Paying less a woman than a man in the same job and employment status is illegal since 1980. Such direct discrimination is very difficult to find, explains Fermín Yébenes, spokesman for the Progressive Union of Labor Inspectors. The wage gap is something else, It is the product of situations of inequality that exist in the labor market and that often even are legal.
Because, explains El País, for them it is difficult to act upon it and reduce it. Notes that begins to be generated in the own labor agreements "Feminised jobs by". it inspector, with 25 years of experience, He gives the example of cleaning conventions: "The woman who spends mopa charges less than the man who cleans the windows or will come up in the truck cleaning, and it is not a different job or need more training ".