After 50 years of female athletes pushing for more opportunity, the Olympic games are the biggest platform for gender equality in global sports, and the audiences are just as even.
The Olympics features men and women competing in the same events for medals of equal importance. And broadcasters and sponsors don’t differentiate.
Nielsen recently hosted and participated in the kick-off webinar of the LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) Network’s Diversity & Inclusion Best Practice series with Unilever to explore the challenges women face and how they are communicating and engaging to create equality.
By 2028, women will own 75% of the discretionary spend, making them the world’s greatest influencers. But they're also shouldering more of the household burdens, feeling less financially secure and still are facing serious barriers when it comes to equality. It's time brands wise up to women.
Globally, women earn less than men and shoulder more of the household responsibilities. This can often leave them feeling like it's just not worth it. The good news is that companies and brands are starting to get it—and starting to understand that they can help.