Progress towards gender equity is only made possible by quantified evaluation.
The Women’s Forum launched the First Gender Equity in Business, Climate Change, Health, and Tech Barometer. This Barometer compares reality and perception related to female leadership in these four key issue areas and will follow the trends on a year-to-year basis. This gives the opportunity to track and analyse the progress of the leadership of women in key economic sectors over time.
It is the world’s first women’s economic leadership statistics that covers female influence in these four important sectors of the economy, what drives and encourages positive evolution, and how policymakers and policy shapers together can create a favourable environment that leads to narrow the gender gap.
This instrument is based on two pillars, on one hand on the analysis of accurate and relevant data collected within international databases and, on the other hand, on the evaluation of the awareness of the global audience regarding the current state of gender inequality. This Barometer is a unique and important instrument that helps policymakers, stakeholders, businesses to better understand the state-of-art of gender inequality in different economic sectors and provides guidance and tools for efficient changes at an international level.
This perception-versus-reality Barometer is a powerful tool that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is designed to fulfill three functions that are evaluation, information on awareness level, and diagnosis as guidance to implement efficient strategies in the objective to narrow the gender gap within the economy. Indeed, policymakers, businesses, and analysts need to understand what citizens know and think. The questionnaire was addressed to a sample of 3 500 respondents in the 7 countries of the G7.