Despite progress, women are still underrepresented in senior management. In fact, in corporate America, women fall behind early and keep losing ground with every step.
Why? Key reasons include women being blocked from:
Participating in meaningful meetings,
Receiving challenging assignments,
Having access to senior leaders.
Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager,
Fewer women ending up on a senior path.
Why should companies care? More gender diversity in the workforce will lead to stronger organizations, and that’s good for employees as well as for companies.
Click on the link to view the 4-minute video featuring comments from several speakers: Women in Analytics.
Event program featured:
- Shelley Zalis (CEO, The Female Quotient), on gender equality in advertising.
- Jane Clarke (Managing Partner, CIMM) and Mary Ann Packo (CEO, Kantar Gold Rush), on the role of women pioneers in the workplace.
- Lynnette Cooke (Global CEO, Kantar Health), “Early in my career they would ask me to scribe and take notes or go to the easel. The excuse was that you because of your handwriting was so much better! Later on it was easy to just say ‘no.'”
- Lorraine Hack (Partner, Heidrick & Struggles), “Expand your network … go broader because that’s when you increase your perspective, and perhaps a chance for another job …”