As we near the end of 2018 we are still working hard to try to close the gender gap in the workplace. Women continue to face obstacles in relation to sexism and inequality. What many people don’t recognize is that companies that embrace gender diversity perform better than those that don’t.
What other benefits does equality in the workplace have? Other than ensuring women have equal right and equal opportunities, of course.. Gender equality is not specific to women. It is an “everyone” issue. The purpose of pushing equality is to ensure every employee (man or woman) has access to the same benefits and opportunities. Equality for all means being inclusive of trans and genderfluid employees employees as well. What jobs are available in gender equality for the upcoming year? Here’s our list of the top 5!
1 – GE in STEM
GE recently announced that they are looking to hire 20 thousand women in science, technology, engineering and math roles by the year 2020. The announcement is part of their gender diversity target that they believe is an important step towards their digital, industrial future. Not only are they looking for women to take over in these STE roles, they also want to have an evenly split representation (men and women) in each of its technical entry-level programs.
2 – UN Women
UN Women is a United Nations organization that is dedicated to gender equality and women empowerment. The organization was established in 2010 and is continuously looking for people to fill job positions worldwide. UN Women has a lot to offer its employees including a leading global gender agency, a brilliant and diverse community of gender equality advocates, and meaningful work to empower women and girls around the world. The organization has an outstanding list of available positions from their management, specializations and operation job categories. Learn more about available jobs here.
3 – UNICEF
UNICEF (or The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is an organization that was established during World War II to aid children of war. Their mission is to promote the rights and wellbeing of every child. They have implemented a new goal to their mission is to change attitudes towards gender biases and promote gender equality by erasing gender barriers that young boys and girls are faced with everyday. UNICEF is accelerating gender equality by addressing the gender-specific discrimination and disadvantages. UNICEF has many current job opportunities including human resource management, consultancy, and HR administrative support consultants. You can see a running list of vacancies here.
4 – UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations’ global development network with a headquartered in New York City. UNDP helps people from around the world build a better life by advocating for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources. The organization has implemented a strong ‘leaving no one behind’ concept for their 2030 Agenda for Development. The group has many vacancies including jobs in Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding, Climate and Disaster Resilience, Gender Equality and Management. You can see a full list of available jobs here.
5 – WHO
Established in 1947, The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations in relation to international public health. The organization strives to to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health. Who offers many job and career opportunities including positions for advisors, communication specialists, and technical officers. You can see a full and up to date list of vacancies here.
Many companies and organizations are working hard to fill the gender equality gap. This new generation filled with forward thinkers have made it a personal goal that every person has access to the same opportunities and benefits no matter their gender. Establishing a career in gender equality and help the millions of people who are working hard to overcome obstacles in relation to sexism, bias and inequality.