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three critical equalizers to closing the gender pay gap for class of 2020
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On Current Trends, the Pay Gap won't Close Until 2168 in Developing Markets
The Three EQUALIZERS

Globally, for every $100 a woman makes, a man makes $258. Our research identifies three powerful ways to help close this pay gap if business, government and academia provide critical support—and their combined impact is extraordinary.

Digital Fluency Ignites

By 2030, digital fluency could:

Add nearly 100Mwomen in paid work

Reduce the pay gap 21%

Add $1.9TN To women’s income

Career Strategy Transforms

By 2030, career strategy could:

Reduce the pay gap 9%

Add $1.5TN To women’s income

Tech Immersion Accelerates

By 2030, tech immersion could:

Reduce the pay gap 5%

Add $0.5TN To women’s income

The combined impact?
Find out

 

Close the pay gap 35%

Add $3.9TN to women's income

LET’S CLOSE THE GAP.
TOGETHER.
“Gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, and this extends to pay. Business, government and academia all have an important role to play in closing the gap. Collaboration among these organizations is key to providing the right opportunities, environments and role models to lead the way for change.”

Pierre Nanterme, Chairman & CEO, Accenture

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“The future workforce must be an equal workforce. The gender pay gap is an economic and competitive imperative that matters to everyone, and we must all take action to create significant opportunities for women and close the gap more quickly.”

Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer—North America, Accenture

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The Class of 2020 Could See Pay Parity Within Their Professional Lifetimes
ADDITIONAL
FINDINGS
GETTING TO EQUAL.
FASTER.
  • The gender pay gap has remained an intractable problem for too long.

  • Business, government and academia all have a role to play.

  • Together with the Class of 2020, we must seize this opportunity to get to equal, faster.