Workplace gender equality can only be achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of gender. A workplace should not just be inclusive for women but also go above and beyond towards being sensitive to their needs. Brinda Dasgupta brings you suggestions from experts on how to create a better workplace experience for women.
1 Provide a Path to Leadership
Help women employees establish relationships with mentors and advocates. “A sponsorship programme can also be instrumental in connecting senior women who are willing to take on and become sponsors with high-performing, young female employees, to make sure that they’re getting the exposure, visibility, experience and opportunities that help build their career,” says Sonali De Sarker, director of human resources at NetApp India.
2 Work-Life Balance
Help women employees balance home and family life with the pressures of the workplace. “Employee benefits like work-from-home and part-time work options are just some benefits an organisation can provide towards driving better work-life balance,” says Sarker.
3 Attack Unconscious Biases
5 Plug the Leaky Pipeline