Can ‘fairness’ really exist for women in the workplace?
Women are still measured as either a good mother or wife or an ideal worker – seldom both
In a world of uncertainties, salary disparities and glass ceilings, what can really be considered “fair” in the working environment? “Structural factors exist that give rise to the unequal treatment of women at work and in relation to paid work in general,” says Prof Anita Bosch, a registered master HR practitioner and associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) where she researches women at work. She also teaches in the human capital management and leadership tracks of the USB MBA programme. Bosch says it is important to correct these factors because ultimately it leads to “improved work-life arrangements for both women and men”.