Challenges Faced by Women in Education

Being an educator isn’t an easy job.

Along with long hours, heavy workloads, and both mental and physical struggles, they also have the responsibility of educating and shaping the next generation to continue evolving the world.

Sounds challenging? Add being a woman into the mix.

Don’t get us wrong — we believe that women can do anything they set their minds to and we want to empower them, however, it isn’t news that women face an alarming amount of prejudice in life.

Women make up 70 per cent of educators. Despite this, they still face discrimination. Be it in their work or personal life, there are stigmas and stereotypes placed on women in our society. We’re talking gender pay gaps, hiring bias, and differing expectations.

This article will delve into the biggest issues faced by educators, in hopes that more of us can work together to change the education environment and make it a more empowering space for women.