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Getting to Equal 2017

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New Accenture research reveals three critical accelerators to closing the gender pay gap for the “Class of 2020."

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Getting to Equal 2017

  1. 1. GLOBALLY, WOMEN ARE MUCH LESS LIKELY THAN MEN TO HAVE PAID WORK… ...WHICH CONTRIBUTES TO A HIDDEN PAY GAP: FOR EVERY $100 A WOMAN EARNS, A MAN EARNS $258 SOURCE: ILO WOMEN AT WORK, TRENDS 2016 SOURCE: GETTING TO EQUAL 2017, ACCENTURE
  2. 2. New Accenture research finds that women graduating from university in developed markets in 2020 could be the first generation to close the gender pay gap in their professional lifetimes.
  3. 3. If women make strategic choices, gain more digital skills, and are supported by businesses, governments and academia…the pay gap could close by 2044 in developed markets, 36 years sooner than estimated, and by 2066 in developing markets, more than 100 years faster. SOURCE: GETTING TO EQUAL 2017, ACCENTURE
  4. 4. FEMALE UNDERGRADS ARE LESS LIKELY THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS TO… SEVERAL CRITICAL FACTORS AFFECT Choose an area of study that offers high earning potential Have a mentor Aspire to leadership positions Adopt new technologies quickly Take coding and computing courses SOURCE: GETTING TO EQUAL 2017, ACCENTURE
  5. 5. DIGITAL FLUENCY The extent to which people use digital technologies to connect, learn, work CAREER STRATEGY The need for women to aim high, make informed choices and proactively manage their careers TECH IMMERSION The opportunity for women to acquire greater technology and stronger digital skills to advance as quickly as men THREE POWERFUL EQUALIZERS TO HELP WOMEN CLOSE THE GAP
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  9. 9. THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF COMBINING THESE THREE EQUALIZERS IS PROFOUND: SOURCE: GETTING TO EQUAL 2017, ACCENTURE
  10. 10. “The future workforce must be an equal workforce. The gender pay gap is an economic and competitive imperative that matters to everyone, and we must all take action to create significant opportunities for women and close the gap more quickly.” JULIE SWEET Chief Executive Officer—North America, Accenture
  11. 11. THE PAY GAP HAS REMAINED AN INTRACTABLE PROBLEM FOR TOO LONG. BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. TOGETHER WITH THE CLASS OF 2020, WE MUST SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO EQUAL, FASTER.
  12. 12. Accenture surveyed more than 28,000 women and men, including undergraduates, in 29 countries. The sample included equal representation of men and women, representing three generations (Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers) across all workforce levels at companies of varying size. #GETTINGTOEQUAL www.accenture.com/gettingtoequal ABOUT THE RESEARCH Copyright © 2017 Accenture All rights reserved. Accenture, its logo, and High Performance Delivered are trademarks of Accenture.

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