The What Women Want Report 2021

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About the report

Workplaces need more women. But first, women need more from the workplace.

From subtle sexism to downright discrimination, women continue to face a multitude of workplace barriers — especially people from underrepresented groups. We surveyed a wide cross-section of women to create a report that revealed what workplaces can be doing to remove these barriers. 

While the report provides valuable information for employers wishing to nurture a diverse workforce, it’s also a supportive and empowering read for women. Made up of voices from a wide range of identities and experiences, we hope it shows others they’re not alone in needing, wanting, and demanding more.

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Topics covered in the report

  • What women value and look for in an employer
  • Workplace perks, benefits, and policies that matter most to women  
  • Career barriers facing women and how employers can remove them 
  • What employers can be doing to attract, nurture, and retain women

Creating the survey and referencing the report

The WORK180 What Women Want Report 2021 compiles the findings of an anonymous survey sent out in July 2021. The survey was circulated to those both in and outside of WORK180’s community of women, in the US, UK, and Australia. 

When using the findings from this report, please cite WORK180 and include the following link:

About WORK180

Inspired by their own experiences of workplace discrimination, Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva founded the first transparent job board for women. Almost a decade later, WORK180 is a thriving community and platform where women and marginalized groups access the information they need to make informed career decisions — and find workplaces that work for them.

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