The Accounting MOVE Project is a holistic model that shows the interplay of key dynamics proven to advance women in the workplace:
M – Money, or pay equity
O – Opportunity for leadership and professional development
V – Vital supports for work-life
E – Entrepreneurship, business development and supplier diversity
A new report sponsored by Citigroup outlines the priorities of working women around the globe – and guess what? It boils down to MOVE.
Women are encouraged, too: 60% of women around the world believe that the gender gap is closing, with U.S. women especially optimistic, with 68% detecting progress.
Around the world, women define ‘progress for women’ in MOVE terms:
- 36% cite women in leadership of evidence of progress
- 24% – flexible work environments
- 22% – elimination of the wage gap
Meanwhile, 62% of women believe that work-life conflicts are a major barrier, and 70% of women want satisfying work – but not at the expense of a paycheck sufficient to ‘enjoy life,’ according to 88%.
And with their whole working lives ahead of them, millennials are most ambitious, with 93% saying they want to advance at work and 55% aspiring to top leadership.