35% of ladies are afraid of getting pregnant and dropping their jobs, says survey
- September 20, 2022
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According to a survey by the website Empregos.com.br, which interviewed 610 female professionals, 45% of them have already participated in selective processes with different salaries for women and men.
Even with the advancement of the discussion on gender equity in organizations, the job market remains thorny for women, especially when they become mothers. This is what a survey by Empregos.com.br, a recruitment and selection portal, shows.
According to the study, which heard 610 female professionals, the problems start even before getting the job.
Almost 45% of women have already participated in selection processes with different salaries for men and women and 34.3% had difficulty finding a job because they were mothers. O fear of getting pregnant and losing their job is also a reality for 35.9% of those interviewed.
The survey also identified that the participation of women in leadership positions is still a challenge. Although 81.5% of them have already been led by women throughout their careers, only 35.9% work or have worked in a leadership position, while the majority, 64.1%, did not have the opportunity to reach the position.
Sexual harassment is still reality
When it comes to harassment in the workplace, half of the women have already been harassed with humiliating words, gestures and situations. Sexual harassment, through derogatory comments or gestures that harm integrity, was experienced by 35.4% of them.
Only 23.2% of those interviewed work in companies with policies to protect women, while 57% are helpless. A portion of 19.7% said they did not have this information, which means that part of the companies may have mechanisms, but not disseminate them among employees.
Another survey carried out by the portal Empregos.com.br, with 343 participants, listed the main sexist situations faced by women in the corporate world. Maintainrupting (40%) – when a woman is interrupted by a man while trying to explain something – was pointed out as the most recurrent situation at work.
Then comes the mansplaining (29%), a situation in which the man tries to explain obvious things that the woman already knows; gaslighting (18%), when the woman is manipulated into doubting her own sanity; and bropriating (14%), when a man appropriates something a woman has done or said, in an attempt to take credit. There are reports of women who have suffered two or more of these forms of harassment.