Women in the Workplace
'For every 100 women promoted to manager, 130 men are promoted'

LeanIn.org and McKinsey Group have published their 2016 ‘Women in the Workplace’ report looking at how women advance in corporate America. LeanIn.org is at the forefront of the workplace gender equality movement and their report makes for interesting reading for both company executives and female employees. Here at Genderbuzz®, we know you’re interested in reading it, but that you’re also strapped for time, so here’s a quick summary with a the link to the full report at the end.

Key Takeaways …… 

  1. For every 100 women promoted to manager, 130 men are promoted
  2. Women are now negotiating for pay rises & promotions but are facing negative pushback based on ‘expected gendered behaviour’ (i.e punished for asking)
  3. Women report receiving less negative feedback, which could help them identify areas where they could grow professionally
  4. Women report ‘fewer substantive interactions with senior leaders’ and this decreases as they advance. This is a negative because insight from senior leaders is invaluable in learning how to run a large organisation
  5. Women are more likely than men to say ‘they don’t want the pressure‘ of senior leadership and this is true whether they have children or not
  6. Women anticipate a ‘steeper path to success‘ than men and that worries them

Read the full report here: LeanIn.org – Women in the Workplace 2016

*34,000 employees from 132 different companies filled in the survey