Male managers are 40% more likely than female managers to be promoted into higher roles. This remains the number one cause of the 23% gender pay gap.

The result for many organisations is the ‘missing middle’ – while women outnumber men at junior levels, not enough make it through to the top.

CMI Women is aiming to achieve a 50/50 split of management jobs between men and women by 2024 and to do this we need 1.5m of these to be women. We want to raise awareness of this underrepresentation of women through a social media campaign – and we want YOUR help!

How can I get involved?

Step 1

Photograph yourself with a sign saying #missingmiddle and/or an object representing the ‘missing middle’

Step 2

Tweet your photo and tag someone you think is helping women to progress through the ‘missing middle’ and how (or simply name them if they don’t have Twitter).

Step 3

Don't forget to use the hashtag #missingmiddle in your tweet and tag @cmi_managers so we can retweet you!.

Missing middle

Missing middle