Gender equality is one of the areas that the World Economic Forum strongly emphasizes as the organization, which has been publishing the annual Global Gender Gap Report since 2006, believes that half of the world's talent — women — should be better integrated into the workforce to boost the world economy.

Companies must not ignore the fact that the promotion of diversity, including gender equality, generates public support and improves the chances of hiring talented people to sharpen their competitive edges against rivals in an ever-changing business landscape.

Some international corporations are racing to reinforce gender-equality human resources management systems, while other corporations struggle to make the changes.