Driving Change: Prysmian Group's Commitment to Gender Equality
In the last decade, female representation and gender equality have repeatedly, and justifiably, been making headlines as more women continue to reach the “first” status in their fields and new percentages of women in the public and private sectors are being reached. This societal shift the world has been experiencing is, in part, fueled by new reforms and increased commitment to the cause worldwide. Nonetheless, a lot is still left to do; the 2022 Global Gender Index - which the European Institute for Gender Equality presented in October 2022 - estimated that at the current rate of progress, it will take 132 years to reach full parity and close the overall gender gap on a global scale1 .
This is why the European Commission has put gender equality at the forefront of its political actions and set out an ambitious strategy for 2020-2025. Yet, since the journey towards full gender equality remains an ongoing endeavor, collective efforts from all corners of society are required, and the role of businesses has emerged as not only significant, but indispensable.