Bridging the gender gap must be a strategic priority for all organisations. Unfortunately, a large percentage of the workforce still hold traditional attitudes about women and their roles in the workforce. To address this, organisations should actively advance workplace equality by creating an environment for all employees to communicate and collaborate freely.
At Accenture, our goal is to have a workforce of half men and half women by 2025. We believe that women, as much as men, bring value and creativity to the workplace. This builds on Accenture's 2018 research, which identified 40 workplace factors that contribute to a culture of equality, and grouped them into three actionable categories: Bold Leadership, Comprehensive Action and Empowering Environment.
Companies can tackle the gender gap by having a diverse leadership team, and a working culture where employees experiment without the fear of failure or judgement. Prioritising this will present equal opportunities for all within the workforce.