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Advancing gender equality in the workplace: Barriers to gender equality, diversity and inclusion

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 consider the main barriers to gender equality in the workplace. This is the second guide in our series on advancing gender equality in the workplace: