Barriers & Opportunities

For businesses that want to compete in the global marketplace, the development of a culturally and internationally competent work force is fundamental to success. Business professionals increasingly seek out international experience as a key to professional development and advancement. The stakes are high, therefore, to ensure that global assignments are both readily available and successful. Yet women lag behind men in taking on international transfers, and the hurdles they face – “trailing” spouses, competing family and community responsibilities, inadequate training, challenging timetables and disadvantages on repatriation – are generally more numerous for women than for men. Through NCRW’s network, professionals and HR leaders are provided with the information they need to develop a business case for change as well as best practices for developing a more diversified talent pool.

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation

 Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women.

by Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams, Vanessa Harbin (April 2012)

URL: 
http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/the-gender-wage-gap-by-occupation-1

Women on boards: one year on

 Lord Davies has published the first annual progress report on his ground-breaking review of Women on Boards.

URL: 
http://www.bis.gov.uk/news/topstories/2012/Mar/women-on-boards-one-year-on

The Wage Gap State by State: 2012 Fact Sheets

State by state factsheets from the National Women's Law Center.

At the time of the Equal Pay Act's passage in 1963, women working full time, year-round were paid merely 59 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Enforcement of the Equal Pay Act and related civil rights laws has helped to narrow the wage gap, but significant disparities remain and must be addressed.

URL: 
http://www.nwlc.org/resource/wage-gap-state-state-2012-fact-sheets
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Simple Truth About the Pay Gap (2012)

Equal pay is important for women's economic well-being and that of their families. When men and women are paid differently for comparable work, women have fewer resources to support themselves and their families, to invest in additional education for themselves and their children, and to provide for retirement.

URL: 
http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/simpleTruth.cfm
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