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‘Only 22% cos actively trying to up female workforce mobility’


New Delhi: Employers are using mobility to develop their future pipeline of leaders, but when it comes to women, only 22 per cent are actively trying to increase their female workforce mobility, says a PwC report. According to a PwC report titled – Modern mobility: Moving women with purpose, female demand for international mobility at an all-time high, but this demand is not yet reflected in reality.

More than half (57 per cent) of global mobility executives said their female employees were underrepresented in their mobility populations, the survey that covered 3,937 professionals from 40 countries said.

“This PwC report highlights a number of critical diversity disconnects. CEOs must drive an agenda where women are both aware of, and provided with, the critical experiences required to progress their career, including international assignment opportunities,” PwC International Chairman Dennis Nally said.

The also challenged gender stereotypes as 41 per cent of the female respondents who want to undertake an international assignment are parents, compared with 40 per cent of men. Moreover, 77 per cent of women in a dual-career couple earn equal to or more than their partner.

“To attract, retain and develop female talent, international employers must adopt a modern, more flexible approach to mobility,” PwC Global Mobility Services Leader Peter Clarke said.

On India, the report said that female millennials in the country are more career ambitious and more career confident – and are entering the workforce in higher numbers than their previous generations.

“As today’s increasingly globalised economy brings more countries into the talent exchange, we need to develop a more gender-inclusive mobility program,” PwC India Chairman Deepak Kapoor said.