Access to training: is there gender inequality?

Do the inequalities between men and women at work also involve access to vocational training? On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, Topformation presents an infographic on this subject.

Men have more access to training than women

On average, 52% of women have access to training in large companies, compared to 59% of men. These figures vary according to the status and situation of each asset.

Thus, women looking for work have easier access to training (33%) than men (31%). On the other hand, female employees in the private sector have less access to training (39%) than their male counterparts (42%).

On the managerial side , professional inequality is even more noticeable: 57% of women have already taken training, compared to 62% of men. This gap is widening further for employees.

Pay Inequalities: Does Training Make a Difference?

For equal skills and equivalent employment, women are paid 25% less than men. Pay inequalities persist and vocational training does not tend to reduce this gap.
After training, only 6.7% of women get a salary increase. This figure rises to 8.5% for male employees.

Vocational training: why are there inequalities?

«Women still have less access than men to training, which hinders the development of their skills and thus of their professional career,» explains Topformation’s infographic.

34% of French employees and workers believe that family responsibilities are an obstacle to training. In fact, women devote nearly 4:38 of their time each day to domestic work and children, compared to an average of 2:26 for men.

Added to this, 31% of French women find the cost of training too expensive . Women work more part-time than men (almost 1 in 3 women). The pay gap is huge and the price of training can quickly become a drag.

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Entrepreneurship: a lever to fight against inequalities?

Many women say they are interested in entrepreneurship. 91% of women entrepreneurs believe that being an entrepreneur is a positive experience and more than 8 out of 10 women would be ready to try again the entrepreneurial experience if they had the opportunity. Today, 3 out of 10 businesses are created and then run by women.

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