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Running Head: GENDER DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS1Gender Diversity in International BusinessName:Institution:
GENDER DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 2Gender Diversity in International BusinessGender diversity is one of the common features in various corporations in both developedand developing countries across the globe. This paper discusses the current statistics of women insenior and corporate both in United States and other countries. Even though the gender inequality cap is slowly declining in the US, there is a decline in numbers of women leaders in a significant number of countries. This research paper also recommends some measures that need to be put in place in order to address gender inequality issues. Some of these measures has been successful be introduced and implemented in various countries across the world.Despite an increase in women participation in education and political matters in the United States, there is still a significant disparity when it comes to women representation in leadership positions in various organization and government departments. This statistic is not only common in the U.S but also in various countries across the globe. Gender inequality in leadership matters is quite common in third world countries but it has continue to decline in recent years unlike during the past decades. In developing and developed countries, there has the gender inequality cap has reduced and population of women leaders has overtaken their male counterparts in various positions. Women have continued to excel and perform better when it comes to education. This has enabled them to occupy key positions that has been previously beendominated by men. According to 2009 report by U.S bureau of labor and statistics, the number of women in management and leadership position constituted 51% as compared to their male counterparts. Even though this statistics shows an improvement in gender diversity, there is less participation of women when it comes to careers in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There are some key professions and industries that have been dominated in the
GENDER DIVERSITY IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 3United States by male population. This includes industries and professions such as construction, logging, fishing and mining among others. In construction sector, women contribute to 8.9% of

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