Gender and inclusion continue to be hot topics both in social spheres and in the workforce. Although women’s movements and social activist efforts have worked to narrow the gender gap in some areas – namely health and survival, and education – other areas seem unaffected. Worse yet, some areas seem to indicate a widening of the gap.
In this report, we examine how the language services industry stacks up to this index by zeroing in on:
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Discrimination in any form poses a significant barrier to both economic growth and social progress. On an economic front, it prevents companies from accomplishing maximum productivity levels and greatly limits a company’s ability to hire and retain the best and the brightest. On a social front, discrimination has the potential to not only damage a person’s confidence and self-esteem, but its residual effects spill over into all aspects of a person’s personal and professional life.
Are you ready to step up? What can you do in your organization to make a positive difference in the language services industry? Let’s work together to be part of the solution, not the problem.
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The language services industry is a diverse space by its very nature as its primary purpose is to connect people from a vast number of language and cultural backgrounds. Communication is at the core of all human interactions and where there is a need for communication, there is a need for language services.