Women in Workplace 2016Thursday 17 November 2016
Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager—so far fewer end up on the path to leadership—and are less likely to be hired into more senior positions. Women also get less access to the people, input, and opportunities that accelerate careers. As a result, the higher you look in companies, the fewer women you see.
This disparity is especially pronounced for women of color, who face the most barriers to advancement and experience the steepest drop-offs with seniority.
Companies’ commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high, but they are struggling to put their commitment into practice and many employees are not on board. To level the playing field, companies need to treat gender diversity like the business imperative it is, and that starts with better communication, more training, and a clearer focus on results.
This is hard work but work worth doing. Many studies link diversity to better business results, and all employees benefit from a workplace that is inclusive and fair.
Women in the Workplace 2016 is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The study is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give companies the information they need to promote female leadership and foster gender equality in the workplace.
132 companies employing more than 4.6 million people shared their pipeline data and completed a survey of HR practices. In addition, 34,000 employees completed a survey designed to uncover their attitudes on gender, job satisfaction, ambition, and work-life issues.
This year’s findings build on our Women in the Workplace 2015 report, as well as similar research conducted by McKinsey & Company in 2012.
Read the full story: https://womenintheworkplace.com/
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