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Leadership | 72% of women aspire to open own business to avoid inequality

72% of women aspire to open own business to avoid inequality

Inequality among genders has long been documented as rife within businesses, despite many internal battles to call for better gender parity within the workplace. For example, gender pay gap figures from 2019 revealed that eight in 10 UK firms pay men more than women. Meanwhile, a study released by human capital consultancy Lee Hecht Harrison Penna last year discovered that 76% of organisations that feel gender diversity is a business-critical issue are unsatisfied with their ability to elevate women in leadership. Considering these statistics, it may be unsurprising to find that three-quarters of women aspire to open their own business. In a new survey of 9,000 women across 15 countries, it found that globally the majority (72%) aspire to open their own business in a bid to avoid unfair treatment...

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