How different are men and women for real? Here’s a visual breakdown of some of main differences, both in society and biology.

Even though we’re all supposed to be equal nowadays, a quick glance at some of the stats on discrimination, especially in the workplace, shows that we’ve got a way to go. Men and women might be equal under the law, but reality still has to catch up.

size-matters1These figures are especially startling in light of research showing women are more efficient and conscientious workers on average, and generally rated more highly as leaders. But that’s not to discount men entirely: it’s increasingly clear that teams with diverse life experience and ways of thinking perform best. Here are some examples of different qualities men and women bring to the table:

qualitative-differenceIn short: inequality in the workplace isn’t just unfair, it represents a huge wasted potential.

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