Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that with all the strides the world has made in about any sector and industry, there are still hurdles to the empowerment of women. Whichever your gender, part of your duties as a business owner is to make sure women are properly represented in your company, and that they enjoy unfettered equality.
To help the women in your company and prevent any form of discrimination against them, here are some steps you can take.
Incorporate gender equality goals
UN Women, a United Nations organization, recommends adopting or establishing goals for the betterment of gender equality in evaluations of manager performance. This can provide an immense source of help for women in your company. This prevents male managers from focusing their attention on male subordinates, whether in delegating tasks or evaluating people for promotion.
The benefits of gender equality in organizations are well-documented, with businesses reporting significant improvements in relationships as well as bottom lines.
Learn more about women’s goals
If you incorporate gender equality rules in your workplace, you cannot leave this guesswork. You need data. Know more about women’s goals and complaints by reading up on what is beneficial to them. Apart from books, documentaries, and shows, hermag.co noted that there are online magazine sites for women that are ideal as a starting point. You may also open your door to the women in your organization. Setting up interviews with your female employees gives you a first-hand look at their needs, and whether your organization is providing them with enough opportunities.
Do not tolerate harassment
Harassment comes in many forms in the workplace. Make your company a safe haven for women employees by not tolerating any form of harassment. By incorporating gender equality goals in your manager evaluations, you are already taking a positive step toward stopping any form of harassment. Make this known among all of your employees to discourage harassment and to encourage women to step up, report, and feel comfortable working in your company.
Women have struggled mightily for centuries against inequalities relating to their gender. By making your company 100% women-friendly, you’re taking a positive step toward empowering women — not just in your organization but around the world.