Time to talk: What has to change for women at work

Our survey of 3,627 professional women for PricewaterhouseCoopers tells us that women are more confident and ambitious than ever, but employers still need to work harder to address issues of gender equality in the workplace and empower female advancement.

The report, released on International Women’s Day, shows a clear indication of three key essential elements that business leaders must focus on to advance gender equality and help women’s career advancement as they lead their enterprises into the 21st century:

  1. Transparency and trust matter. 
  2. Support networks and advocacy go a long way. 
  3. There are challenges with balancing life, family care and work. 

Some of the key findings to support this from the report are: 58% of women say employers need to provide greater transparency to improve career opportunities, 82% of women are confident in their ability to fulfill their career aspirations, 60% of women say their managers understand and support their career aspirations and 48% of new mothers returning to work felt overlooked for promotions and special projects.

Read the full report here.