Indian Women Face Strongest Workplace Bias Across Asia Pacific: Report
Even though 66 per cent of people in India feel that gender equality has improved compared to their parents' time, working women in the country still contend with the strongest gender bias across Asia Pacific countries, according to LinkedIn's Opportunity Index 2021 report released on Tuesday.
When asked about their reasons for being unhappy with opportunities to advance in their careers, one in five (22 per cent) working women in India said their companies exhibit a ''favourable bias'' towards men at work when compared to the regional average of 16 per cent.
LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional network, commissioned independent market research firm GfK to conduct this research between January 26 to 31. The survey was conducted among 18 to 65 year olds via an online survey.
It had more than 10,000 respondents across the Asia Pacific region from Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. The survey covered 2,285 respondents in India, 1,223 of whom were males and 1,053 were females.