Empowerment and Gender Equality: The Retention and Promotion of Women in the Workforce

Taneja, Sonia; Pryor, Mildred Golden; Oyler, Jennifer
November 2012
Journal of Business Diversity;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p43
Academic Journal
Globalization has provided opportunities for a more diverse workforce and recognition of diversity as an essential, integral part of empowerment. As the workplace changes as a result of globalization, technology, and diversity, organizational leaders must strategically accommodate these changes. Organizational leaders must be strategically proactive to keep their organizations competitive and successful for the long term and not simply survivors in increasingly competitive markets. This article discusses how empowerment and gender equality can be used from a strategic perspective to hire, promote, and retain women in the workforce and in so doing contribute to organizational success. In addition, Department of Labor statistics are analyzed and discussed from the gender equality perspective.


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