Study reports

Women are ready for the digital future

JUMP found that if society is facing a skills revolution, the female talent pool is there and waiting. Common effort needs to come from governments, companies and from the women themselves, in order to be ready for these changes. Companies must provide real support in terms of offering more information and building a “work-life-learn” balance. They will also need to tackle the gender stereotypes and gender biases as well as their organisational culture to provide a work environment that is more inclusive and attractive to women. Women, if they do not wish to be left behind in this race for digital and technological skills, need to take ownership of their future careers, build up their learning agility and open the discussion with organisations and companies to enable them to meet the challenges of the future of work.
JUMP provides you with expert tips for moving forward to tackle the digital gender gap. These are summarised in the survey Report :

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How to Get More Women into leadership Roles?

Transitions into leadership are highly risky times which are pivotal to retention and leader success. This study identifies barriers perceived by career women that stop them from moving into these roles so that actions can be taken to remove them.
Women feel personally ready for leadership roles:
- Few self-limiting beliefs and behaviours
- Thrive on change and challenges
- Flexible at work and at home
- Little social / family pressure
But perceive two main barriers:
- Organisational bias favouring men in both pay & performance evaluation
- Limited influence due to lack of robust professional support network

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After School Working Parent Time

In 2009, EDUCADOMO and JUMP joined forces to carry out this study with the support of Belgium’s Secretary of State for Families. The survey had two goals: to inform the public of the actual situation within families and also to spur decision makers, particularly those in the private sector and socio-political actors, to find solutions. And perhaps it even helped to change attitudes as well.

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Do Men Want Equality in the Workplace

This research explores the level of personal belief of men in increased gender equality, its benefits and associated issues and concerns. It also identifies what men believe companies need to do in order to bring about more equality. 2,660 men took the time to contribute to the survey. The results give us some hope, but not enough!Over three quarters of the men who responded believe that they will benefit personally from more gender equality in the workplace. Yet only one in five is actively engaged in making this happen.

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Where do we stand on sexism

This survey explores the perceptions and experiences surrounding sexism. It provides a diagnostic overview of the phenomenon and identifies the tools for countering its mechanisms.
The questionnaire was sent to the JUMP database during the summer of 2016 and we collected 3394 replies.

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Pioneering couples reverse traditional roles

In November 2013, JUMP, in partnership with Bain & Company, led a unique study concerning the shift in traditional gender roles at home and in the workplace, as well as men’s greater involvement in the family sphere. We interviewed 150 Belgians couples with kids in which the man takes up most of the responsibility for housework and child care for several years.

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Women leaders speak out!

This survey carried in March 2012 analyses the responses of over 400 women in decision-making roles across a variety of sectors in Europe. It was produced in collaboration with the UK-based organisation eve-olution and Brussels-based JUMP. The survey results were compared and contrasted to the previous survey that was conducted in 2005 in the UK only and based on the original survey from 2003.

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Women in Science and Technology

Women, who represent 60% of university graduates, are a reservoir of talent for science, technology and innovation. However, only 33% of them choose science or technology at higher education and very few make a career in this field. The majority of women in science are in the fields of medicine, biology or mathematics (to become teachers) and they often completely drop subjects such as computer science or civil and industrial engineering. This study was conducted by JUMP in March 2011.

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Female entrepreneurship in Belgium

The Institute for the Equality of Women and Men commissioned JUMP to carry out a survey on the state of female entrepreneurship in Belgium in order to understand better the needs of companies. After reviewing all other studies on the subject, JUMP conducted a survey among more than 80 000 professional women in its database. The results were discussed at a round-table discussion comprising specialists and entrepreneurs (14 June 2010) before a list of recommendations and actions were drawn up.

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