Workers cast shadows as they stroll among the office towers in Sydney's Barangaroo business district

It will take more than two centuries to close the global economic gap between men and women

217 years

Back in 2014, the world was on track to close the global economic gap between men and women in 80 years. Since then, the timespan has ballooned to 217 years.

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Workers cast shadows as they stroll among the office towers in Sydney's Barangaroo business district
217 years

At the current pace, women won’t achieve equal salaries, participation in the workforce, and representation in senior positions until 2234.

Workers cast shadows as they stroll among the office towers in Sydney's Barangaroo business district
217 years

The global gender income gap is widening

Workers cast shadows as they stroll among the office towers in Sydney's Barangaroo business district
217 years

It’s not just women getting paid less than men for the same jobs—that gap is just 2% across rich countries in the OECD.

Workers cast shadows as they stroll among the office towers in Sydney's Barangaroo business district
217 years

But women are more likely than men to do unpaid work or be out of work, more likely to work in industries with lower average pay, and less likely to be in high-paid senior positions.

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