In a world of persistent gender inequality, the World Economic Forum estimates that it will take more than 100 years to close the global gender gap. Gender inequality is growing in developing countries, especially on the African continent. For example, the Gender Inequality Index developed by the World Economic Forum is 71.4% in the rest of the world, despite the fact that African women have a higher share of the workforce in the workforce (76%). compared to 64% on average in Africa. World (64%).
The 2022 BearingPoint/CIAN Barometer is fed to a panel of organizations operating across the continent, presenting an analytical grid that integrates various aspects (governance, compensation, career paths, communications, ecosystems). Associated with gender, the distinguishes between three levels of corporate engagement and maturity. Companies that are ‘not very mature’, companies that are ‘involved’ and companies that are ‘exciting’.
A set of findings-based recommendations will best support organizations operating in Africa to strengthen women’s economic empowerment by ensuring professional equality for women and men within their organizations.
Moreover, the implementation of pregnancy and parenting support appears to be an important means of reducing occupational inequalities between women and men. These programs include, for example, extended parental leave, the establishment of in-house daycare centres, and coaching on returning to parental leave.