PWC’s 2019 Women in Work Index is out with the business case for Inclusion. There is a huge prize at stake from accelerating progress: Improving female participation in work across the OECD could boost OECD GDP by US$6 trillion, while closing the gender pay gap could boost GDP by US$2 trillion.
Working women everywhere are increasingly asserting their right to be respected and treated fairly at work. However, women in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) still face significant challenges and inequalities in the workplace. The pay gap persists and women are still under-represented in corporate leadership, with women accounting for only one-in-five of board seats in the largest publicly-listed companies in the OECD. Clearly, there is still a long way to go before we can achieve a gender-equal workplace.