Gender Equality in an Organizational Culture of Iligan City and Lanao del Norte Industries
This Gender and Development research project aims to examine gender equality in terms of men's and women's roles, structures, and behaviors in the organizational culture of Iligan City Industries. The examination was conducted statistically, focusing on the statistical evaluation of data acquired through a survey questionnaire, participated with 153 purposefully selected employees in the chosen industries in Iligan City. Data show that industries in Iligan City and Lanao del Norte have an organizational cultural policy that includes a specific reference to gender equality and/or women's empowerment based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5, which is Gender Equality. The Human Resources department and senior management play an essential role in the workforce's well-being. Despite strict monitoring and frequent assessment, the criteria for gender concerns continue to rise. Women continue to be underrepresented in the industrial sector and technical and vocational programs. Companies' objective of increasing the proportion of women in the industrial industry has not been met. The presence of their Gender and Development office is insufficient to meet the demands of their workers in the workplace. This is true in industries where men outnumber women. This is true in industries where men outnumber women. However, a corporate policy that addresses SDG#5 may be enhanced if strictly applied in the workplace. The Gender and Development (GAD) structure should be part of the firm's organizational culture, in which all workers are engaged. Gender disparities arise due to cultural prejudices that are engrained in both genders.