in the Workforce Need: Opportunity and the System That Supports It
changing landscape, companies are recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and
inclusion. Many have taken strides to provide
opportunities for women in the workforce, but true changes don’t happen overnight. Achieving
gender balance in leadership positions requires a holistic approach, starting with addressing the
gender ratio at the staff level. If the number of new hires is leaning more on men, then it’s time
to evaluate your employer branding.
unfortunate truth is that as you ascend the corporate ladder, the number of women dwindles. It’s not
a reflection of capability; it’s often a consequence of limited opportunities. When the upper
echelons are dominated by men, the system and rules tend to favor them, creating an imbalance.
Women Lack Opportunities
often face a double burden—or some call it the second shift, juggling unpaid domestic work alongside
their professional responsibilities. Without a supportive system in place, the opportunities
provided by companies may not be enough to encourage women to thrive in their careers.
working women with children experience a shift in priorities. Like any mother, they want to be
present for their children’s milestones, from first steps to first words. However, this doesn’t mean
they want to abandon their careers. If men can have both a fulfilling family life and successful
careers, why should women be denied the same opportunity?
for companies to break the chains of societal beliefs that force women to choose between their
careers and families. Companies must prove that a successful career path awaits married women too.
Thus, building a supportive system is essential alongside the equal opportunities for women to
Working System That Supports the Opportunity
COVID-19 pandemic introduces alternative work arrangements such as remote work, work-from-anywhere,
and hybrid models. Among these options, I believe that the hybrid system holds great promise for
working moms. It allows them to spend more time with their families outside of weekends—instead of
spending it on the tiresome commute and traffic woes, yet still have the portion to go to the office
to ease the alignment with their coworkers.
must also consider the expectations placed on employees working from home. Are they required to sit
in front of the screen from early morning to late evening? Physical closeness with children is not
the sole desire of parents. We must strive to find a solution that enables women to spend time with
their children while remaining productive contributors to their organizations.
embracing true diversity & equity and supporting working women, companies can create an environment
where women can thrive personally and professionally. It’s time to break down the barriers,
challenge societal norms, and pave the way for a more thriving future.