Twenty-nine percent of business leaders don't consider the gender pay gap to be an issue for companies, according to a survey of senior decision makers in the UK. Only 22% of women said the pay gap was not an issue, compared to 35% of men, the survey found.
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It's important for women to offer feedback to one another in the workplace and to talk about difficult issues such as gender bias, according to Sallie Krawcheck, founder of Ellevest and Ellevate. Everyone in the workforce benefits when women push for change and advocate for policies such as parental leave, she said.
Marla Topliff, who became president of Rosati's Pizza in 1999, discusses her journey through the restaurant industry and shares her advice for aspiring female leaders. "Believe in yourself, and don't take no for an answer," she said.
To ensure that more women move into leadership roles, upper management must make inclusion a priority and women should band together to support one another, said Stephanie Hung, CEO of Alitheia Partners. "There are some leaders who talk about diversity but their behavior doesn't reflect this, for example, they will have a team of eleven men in senior positions but only one female," she said.
A study from the Pew Research Center finds 69% of Americans think men should have paid paternity leave, while 82% think women should have paid maternity leave. The survey also says most people think employers should pay for this benefit.
The World Economic Forum predicts that women will not achieve economic parity with men until 2133, and The Future Laboratory's Tracey Follows notes that around
just 12% of ad industry leaders are women, while they represent a mere 5% of leaders in the tech industry.
Generation-Z-driven initiatives such as FutureGirlCorp and Built by Girls "are challenging the old ideas of power, of diversity, of fluidity and, of course, of privilege. And, to be truthful, they are going to bring about radical change," she writes.
High-paying jobs increasingly require strong interpersonal skills, which is helping women excel in these areas, research shows. Men continue to hold the majority of these jobs, but women have seen their prospects improve, the research revealed.
Extrapolating from historical trends, it could take another 42 years to close the national pay gap, according to an analysis from the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The pay gap would close the fastest in Florida and the slowest in Wyoming, where equality might not be reached until the year 2153, the analysis shows.
Fashion retail startup The Modist caters to fashion fans who choose to dress modestly for religious reasons or personal preference. Designers are giving the market segment more attention -- stocks of long-sleeved tops and long dresses are up 16% this spring, retail analyst Katie Smith said.
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