Gender equality & gender equity: Strategies for bridging the gender gap in the corporate world

Sharma, Radha R. and Chawla, Sonam (2021) Gender equality & gender equity: Strategies for bridging the gender gap in the corporate world. In: Exploring gender at work multiple perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 197-212. ISBN 9783030643218

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The Chapter elucidates the importance of gender equity in organizations. The chapter also focuses on the important difference between gender equity and equality, oftentimes used interchangeably however are different from each other significantly. The chapter has provided a variety of strategies for bridging the gender gap such as gender diversity indices, corporate governance codes, Blau and Shannon index, and gender-based legislation which have been adopted by various countries in recent years. It also brings out the importance of gender diverse boards through enforcement of non-mandatory and mandatory mechanisms like corporate governance codes, and legislations, respectively. The case of India is also shared to show the execution and effect of mandatory legislations on increasing gender diversity on board.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Corporate governance codes | Gender diversity indices | Gender equity | Gender gap | India
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Human Resource Management
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2022 06:12
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 10:54
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