Summary of Key Findings
half of the respondents have caring responsibilities at home.
60% of the respondents believe that decision to start a family
is a limiting factor for women concerning her career
Women @ Work
one-fifth of the respondents felt that they were not allowed to
take up challenging assignments; one-fourth of them felt that
they were not nominated for a leadership position, whereas
one-third of them noted that they were not rewarded equally as
compared to male colleagues in similar job roles/position.
majority of the respondents reported workload, behaviour of the
boss and control over work related matters to be key stress
related hazards at the workplace; Whereas interpersonal
relationships, work-Life balance and family friendly
culture is regarded as factors cushioning them against a
stressful work environment.
survey also revealed that not enough women have access to
flexi-work arrangements. There is a gap between availability of
flexible working arrangements and number of women accessing it.
The flexible working arrangement accessed by the majority of
women is flexi-time.
than one third of the respondents noted Administrative & Support
service followed by Education and Health & Social Work
respectively to be the top three job sectors best suited for
Challenges at the workplace
of respondents are proud of their organisation but felt that
they do not have a future with the organisation. Over two-thirds
said they were allowed to take up challenging assignments and
were rewarded equally with male colleagues in similar job
roles/positions. 76% received nominations for leadership
gender discrimination is not apparent at the workplace, it still
exists. 6% of respondents had experienced sexual harassment at
the workplace. 69% said the behaviour of the boss is a key
Despite the heavy commitments at home and at the workplace, 72%
of respondents said that they were able to balance the demands
of their careers with their obligations in their private life.
More women are
taking ownership of their career
half the respondents said they were primarily responsible for
their career and leadership development.
The two most beneficial training are mentoring (65.5%) and
career planning & advice (60%). ‘On-the-job training’ was
preferred over ‘formal training’.