The World Economic Forum 2019 took place in Davos on 22-25 January, and – in terms of gender parity – the stats were disappointing. Just 22% of attendees were women, an increase of just 1% from last year.
Winnie Chiu has been president of Dorsett Hospitality International since 2011 and in that time has successfully brought the Chinese hotel group to the UK, opening two hotels, with several more in the pipeline.
Clearly, in light of recent allegations of sexual assault and harassment, the undermining of women in the workplace, and the subsequent #MeToo movement, tech isn’t the only industry guilty of sexism and misogyny.
Jolanta Gantkowska is Director of Operations Poland at Alexander Mann Solutions, with responsibility for its Service Centre in Gdańsk, Poland – which she helped to set up in 2015 – and for developing the company’s further Service Centre strategy across mainland Europe.
One study found that 64% of workers believe that there are fundamental differences in how each of the employees in the above scenario will work, and nearly two thirds (63%) expect workplace tensions to increase as a result.