Women more positive about their work prospects but gender pay gap persists

Young women are growing increasingly positive about their career prospects and aiming for top positions in their workplace, this is according to a global survey by PwC.

PwC Associate Director in People and Organisation, Maura Jarvis says however, there remains some challenges for women.

In light of International Women's day, Jarvis spoke to Azania Mosaka to unpack these existing obstacles.

If we start to have a look at some of things which are moving in the wrong directions. A lot of females are feeling that gender is a barrier to their career, in terms of the affect that a family may have on their careers. Making that choice to have a family.

Maura Jarvis, PwC Associate Director in People and Organisation

Another thing is a widening of the pay gap, rather than moving in a positive direction.

Maura Jarvis, PwC Associate Director in People and Organisation

If we look globally, the gender gap is actually widening.

Maura Jarvis, PwC Associate Director in People and Organisation

Click on the link below to hear more from Jarvis....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Ad expert on Carling Black Label's #NoExcuse campaign to end women abuse

Ad expert on Carling Black Label's #NoExcuse campaign to end women abuse

The link between alcohol abuse and gender based violence is clear. Andy Rice likes Carling Black Label’s #NoExcuse campaign.

Female navy crew sailing world in aid of women empowerment in maritime sector

Female navy crew sailing world in aid of women empowerment in maritime sector

After 178 days at sea‚ the all-female crew aboard an Indian naval yacht circumnavigating the world‚ arrived in the Cape on Friday.

 UNAids employee sexually abused at work to speak at first ever SheDecides event

UNAids employee sexually abused at work to speak at first ever SheDecides event

Women’s rights activist Malayah HarperThe has called for an independent investigation into bullying and sexism within UNAids.

Indian female sports broadcaster breaks gender barriers in sport

Indian female sports broadcaster breaks gender barriers in sport

In the build-up to World Radio Day, Anjum Chopra about her experience as a woman in the male-dominated world of sport.

 'The country is for all intents and purposes facing a gender civil war'

'The country is for all intents and purposes facing a gender civil war'

Bongani Bingwa shares his disgust at the assault of an elderly woman outside Luthuli House on Monday.

Popular articles
Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

Are you ready to 'Walk the Talk' with 702 & MTN?

The annual MTN Walk the Talk with 702 takes place on 22 July this year, under the theme 'Walking for South Africa'.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

You’re either a ‘money slave’ or a ‘money master’ (says author of 'My Money')

You’re either a ‘money slave’ or a ‘money master’ (says author of 'My Money')

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sugar Creek financial expert and author of “My Money” Gerald Mwandiambira.

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

Following a spate of farm murders in the Cape, the policing expert says there aren't enough stats available on farm killings.

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Soulful Sundays Playlist: Sunday 11 June 2017

Favourites to feed your soul on Sunday.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?