The gender pay gap serves as a stark indicator of how society values the contributions of men and women in the workforce. Often expressed as a percentage of male earnings, it underscores the disparity between what men and women earn.

Gender inequality spans across various spheres - political, social, emotional, and historical. Yet, one of its most critical dimensions is economic inequality between genders. Despite some strides forward, the World Economic Forum's 2023 report paints a grim picture: it will take a staggering 169 years to close global gender gaps in economic participation and opportunity.

At WeAreOpen, we refuse to wait that long. We're dedicated to accelerating progress towards equal opportunities for all. We have created a document in which we delve into the intricacies of the gender pay gap, shedding light on income patterns and offering actionable steps for companies to help bridge this divide.
For more than ten years, WeAreOpen’s mission has been to lead the business world toward a deeper understanding of the essential role that equity plays in shaping open and inclusive company cultures. Through our campaigns, events, activities, and services we emphasize that businesses are pivotal in driving change, advocating for policies and practices that ensure fairness and equal opportunities for all employees. 

We believe that closing the gender pay gap is not only a compliance issue, it is a moral imperative from a historical perspective.

We recommend this document to business leaders who want to make equity a foundational aspect of their operations, thereby contributing to a more equitable and just society.

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