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Nearly half of women are afraid of negative consequences in asking for a raise

39% also feel uncomfortable asking for a promotion.

More than half or 65% of women in Singapore have never asked for a pay rise with nearly half citing fear of negative consequences, an Indeed survey revealed.

Data for Singapore also revealed that 44% of female workers feel uncomfortable asking for a pay rise and only a third or 32% of Singaporean women have asked for one (43% globally).

More than half or 59% of female Singaporean workers believe that they are not paid enough base salary.

Despite this hesistancy, the survey revealed that 76% of those who have asked for a raise received some form of compensation.

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In addition, 37% of female workers believe that the gender pay gap is huge in Singapore and  57% believe that women need to work harder than men to gain recognition for their achievements (61% globally).

Only 30% believe that Singapore’s pay gap issue can be closed in the next 5 years, with 50 years being seen as the most realistic option (50%).

When it comes to career progression, 43% of female workers believe that it is easier for men to progress in their careers compared to women because of sexism or unconscious bias (56%) and caregiver responsibilities (54%).

39% of female Singaporean workers also feel more uncomfortable to ask for a promotion.

For job satisfaction, female Singaporean workers look at positive work culture (82%), work-life balance (82%) and job security (79%).

Diversity and inclusion task force (40%) and a dedicated diversity, equity, and inclusion lead (40%) are also some points of consideration for female workers in Singapore.

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