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Advancing gender equality in the workplace: Why is gender equality important?

Author: Shelagh Prosser

Brightmine editor: Zuraida Curtis


In our series of guides on advancing gender equality, we consider what employers can do to create a workplace that is inclusive of all people regardless of their sex or gender. There is evidence to show that many of the obstacles to achieving inclusion have a disproportionate impact on women. It is for this reason that the guides focus primarily on addressing the key barriers that women can face in entering and progressing in the workplace.

In this guide, we explore the definition of gender equality and the importance of gender diversity. This is the first guide in our series on advancing gender equality in the workplace: