Flexibility and hybrid modality: tools that contribute to women’s professional development

Historically and to this day, women must shoulder most of the household responsibilities, a situation that limits their job opportunities. Statistics from Catholic University’s Institute of Economics show that the gender wage gap is around 25%.

Faced with this scenario, various companies and organizations have started implementing work modality, an option that gives women the opportunity to balance their lives and increase their possibilities of professional development.

Hybrid options offer flexible workplaces, which are increasingly preferred by those with young children being cared for, according to a McKinsey company study.

Research also suggests that this way of working helps organizations make the most of their workforce’s talents, regardless of where the individual lives, reducing costs and strengthening organizational performance.

“More labor flexibility will give women greater access to job opportunities that they could not access before. For this reason, I consider it positive that many companies opened up to remote working after the pandemic, because it allows people to manage their time freely and do jobs that otherwise could not be carried out by women,” says the director of the corporation. Entrepreneurship Support G100, Natalia Espinoza.

According to figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) corresponding to the November 2021-January 2022 quarter, women continue to participate less than men in the labor market. The participation rate is 48.3% for women and 69.6% for men, i.e., a gap of 21.3 percentage points.

“Achieving gender equity requires equal pay and opportunities. Our main goal is to ensure that the workspaces we offer are equal opportunity environments that promote inclusion and encourage diversity,” said WeWork’s Regional General for South and Central America. Manager Karen Scarpetta explains.

It should be noted that the Equal Pay Act was published during 2009, which has as its main objective equality of remuneration for work of equal value; However, the demand for equal pay for men and women for doing equal work is still pending in the country.

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