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The Bayt.com Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa Survey

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December 18, 2016

Women are fundamental players in building and shaping the region’s economies and contributing to the success of every business. The Bayt.com Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa survey measures the perceptions of women in the region when it comes to equality at work, motivations for employment, challenges faced, as well as career and life ambitions.

This survey provides an important outlook into the provisions and services employers currently offer their employees in the workplace – while also considering gender balance as a whole. Moreover, this survey gives insights into what employers could be doing to further improve the workplace for their female employees and, subsequently, optimize their performance.

Survey Highlights:

  • Three quarters (75%) of women who work in mixed-gender environments are comfortable with it.
  • Eight in ten (80%) female respondents who work in a mixed-gender environment report having a male manager at their current organization.
  • Nearly half (47%) of female respondents feel that job offers are based on experience and qualifications and gender plays no role in the decision.
  • When it comes to salary, 50% of women surveyed believe that they receive less pay than their male counterparts.
  • The top three reasons women seek employment in the MENA region are to become financially independent (57%), to broaden their perspectives on life (50%), and to be able to support their household (49%).
  • Data for the “Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa” survey was collected online from November 6 to 22, 2016, with 888 female respondents living in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.

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