Ember Conley in Lifestyle, Leadership, Entrepreneurs Host • Political Peeks Mar 3, 2021 · 1 min read · +400

Overview of the Gender Gap

Overview of the Gender Gap

The traditional workplace settings deprived women of the top spots, especially in decision making. For instance, if a man and a woman suggested anything, the man's proposal would be accepted prior to the latter. It is because men were more believed than women. However, a previous study conducted in Management Science from Washington State University has shown that the gender gap has vanished. Language choices have enhanced this.


Nonetheless, for women to be in line with men, they have to utilize assertive language. Regular deployment of these languages has progressively evicted the gap. Thus, at some point, women and men now stand on the same scale. For example, the most successful speakers, either men or women, have to emphasize their pieces and utilize exalting language.


They will often remind listeners that they are experts, the advice is one of the best, they are amicably trusted, and the advice is a vitality. Additionally, they will express in an assertive manner which reciprocates their competency. Another study indicated that women might not deploy assertive languages unless directed to do so. However, in this case, men will engage the language without being instructed. Iceland has gotten depicted as the country with the most influential gender equality for nine years. They accept equality as a fundamental basic right despite considering gender.


The political and economic sectors have not yet fully conformed to gender quality in most parts of the globe. Numerous studies exhibit that gender equality is essential in enhancing economic performances. For example, reports indicate that gender equality in the UK could boost an extra $250 billion to the GDP, $2.5 trillion to China's GDP, and $1750 billion to the USA's GDP.


In 2020, the United Nations strived to promote gender equality with the 5th anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals. Though, they indicate that change is being embraced at a meager pace. It has a clear plan for women and girls' empowerment and initiates other goals such as peace and security. They recommend urgent response and determination that will accelerate gender equality for the next ten years.


Speculations indicate that the global gender gap will not decline for the next 100 years. However, endless efforts and mechanisms have been put in place to ensure minimal discrepancy in handling both genders.