According to a report published by gender equality campaign group Fawcett, full-time working women at present earn on an average 15 percent less each house than men.
A GEM 2010 Women’s Report made public the fact that about 30,000 women have to give away their jobs in the case of pregnancy. It puts light on the point that the gender equality can still hamper the growth of business in 21st century.
Increasing number of women from the cultures infamous for faring badly on gender equality are now taking up MBA courses to bridge the gender gap and make successful careers as women entrepreneurs.
Risako Muto, aged 34, from Japan and an MBA student at EMLYON Business School in Lyon, France, says, “Most males do not do housework in Japan. Females have to work in the office and then work at home afterwards. If males were encouraged to help with housekeeping, women could concentrate on business more,”
“Japan is known for its masculine culture and some companies prefer to promote males instead of females. Women must demonstrate greater credibility than male counterparts to be promoted in Japan, which stifles women entrepreneurs and an MBA provides this edge,” says Risako.
Wealth and global gender inequality
Gender inequality is a global issue, as The Economist says that there are only seven countries in the world where participation of women in business is equal to men. These countries are Panama, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Thailand, Ecuador, and Mexico.
Ireland’s 2013 EU presidency websites claims that women form just 16 percent of board members and only 19 out of 582 renowned companies in the region had a female as their president or chairperson, whereas just 14 companies had a female CEO.
Some of the globally recognised names like Coco Chanel, Oprah Winfrey and Estee Lauder are referred as successful women entrepreneurs but the question is, should not there be more? Luckily, recent data suggest that circumstances and environment for entrepreneurial women is evolving.
In the US, the number of wealthy women has grown twice as quick as that of men. In the meantime, Forbes has acknowledged suggestions that women will be in control of two-thirds of wealth in the US by 2030.
Beyond gender inequality
Joseph LiPuma, Director of International MBA program at EMLYON, says, “The International MBA program is entirely dedicated to helping a select group of individuals become worldwide entrepreneurial leaders,” Joseph adds, “If you are passionate about making a difference for your organization, your community, and the world, and if you see yourself as an innovator, calculated risk taker, change master, intrapreneur and doer, join our MBA.”
Indeed, MBA programs help women worldwide come out of closet and make a successful career move as entrepreneur. So, if you want to make it big in the business world, join in an MBA program.