As many as 85 per cent women, or to put it directly, four in five working women believe they have missed out on a pay raise, promotion, or job offer because of their gender, according to a new report by LinkedIn.
While 66 per cent of working professionals believe that the gender equality has seen improvement over the years, working women still face strong gender bias across the Asia Pacific region.
LinkedIn’s recently released Opportunity Index 2021 report, is a composite measure that seeks to understand how people perceive opportunities and the barriers/challenges that stand in the way of achieving them. The organisation conducted a survey in January this year, and had 10,000 respondents from the Asia Pacific region, covered 2,285 respondents in India.
The report further detailed the perception surrounding the available opportunities to both genders. 37 per cent of India’s working women claimed that they received fewer opportunities than men owing to their gender. However, only 25 per cent of men agree with this. “This disparity in perception is also seen in conversations about equal pay, as more women (37 per cent) say they get less pay than men, while only 21 per cent men share this sentiment,” the report said.
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