Poll reveals more than 40% of young women expect to face discrimination in the Workplace

According to a YouGov poll, more than 40% of women between the age of 13 and 22, worry that their gender will negatively impact on their career prospects, compared to 4% of young men. This indicates that even today, young girls perceive their gender to be a barrier.

Gender diversity is vital to any workplace.  A lack of female employees in an organisation can also deter other female applicants from applying to that employer.  The YouGov poll revealed that one in five young women would not work or would barely contemplate working for an organisation that was not gender diverse.

Dominic Bonham