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LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021 : Findings

LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021:

As many as 85 per cent of working women in our country have missed out on work offers, promotion or raise due to their gender, claims a report. The report also found that women’s work was more impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared to men.

The key finding from LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021:

  • 85 percent women missed out on a raise, work offers and promotions due to their gender.
  • 89 percent working women were negatively impacted by the pandemic.
  • 50 percent, women see their gender as a barrier when it comes to procuring opportunities.
  • 63 percent women opine that a person’s gender is important to get ahead in life.
  • 22 percent women feel companies harbour ‘favourable bias’ towards men in India.
  • 37 percent women feel they get paid lower than men.

The report also highlighted the impact of factors like inner male circles at the workplace, family responsibilities and the general perception about the scale of the issue, on women’s careers in India. Close to 66 percent of participating women said that they have faced a lack of guidance through networks, while over 70 percent feel that family responsibilities come in the way of their career.

As many as 22 percent women in India agree that companies harbour ‘favourable bias’ towards men. Shockingly, 66 percent of people feel that gender inequality has smoothened out from their parents’ generation.

This survey was conducted among participants between the ages of 18 to 65 years.

Over 10,000 people took part in the survey from the Asia Pacific region, China, Australia, Japan, India, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. In India, 2,285 respondents took part in the survey, out of which 1,053 identified as women.