Zonta Advocates for Women’s Leadership + Gender Equality in the Workplace
Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. While progress has been made, no country in the world has achieved gender equality.
- According to recent data from some 90 countries, women devote on average roughly three times more hours a day to unpaid care and domestic work than men, limiting the time available for paid work, education and leisure and further reinforcing gender-based socioeconomic disadvantages.
- Women are paid approximately 81 cents for every dollar a man makes.
- Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership. As of 1 January 2019, women’s representation in national Parliaments ranged from 0 to 61.3%, with the average standing at 24.2%.
- While women represented 39% of world employment, only 27% of managerial positions in the world were occupied by women in 2018.
Zonta uSA Priorities
Identify legislation and policy that advances women in the workforce. Key areas of focus are Child Care, Equal Pay and Paid Leave. We seek to support bi-partisan legislation. Clubs are asked to identify and support legislation in these areas at the State level.
Use our advocacy voice to help progress women in senior leadership, board roles and in elected office.