Though I consider myself an eternal optimist, the current research into gender inequality in the workplace is disconcerting, with the gender gap not expected to close until 2186. Still — and here's the optimist in me — this lag actually reveals opportunity. Discussions around addressing this gender gap are louder than ever, and it seems obstacles to it are more structural … [Read more...]
New Study Shows Workplace Equality is Still a Thing of the Future: What Working Moms Need to Know
In the market research industry, our daily jobs usually entail project work, tight deadlines, and demanding clients. This fast-paced environment is great for women: we are scientifically proven to be better at multi-tasking, are more detail-oriented, and are better communicators than our male counterparts. But the same thing that makes our field a great fit for us works against … [Read more...]
Are You Holding Yourself Back?
Many women wonder why they may not be advancing as quickly as they wish in work, or why some of the men simply ignore their ideas. A recent study by Europe’s Institute of Leadership and Management has suggested that it may not simply be gender inequality that is causing this dynamic, but a lack of confidence displayed by women in the workplace. Another study by McKinsey … [Read more...]
Women Make up Half of Workforce but Just 2% of CEOs
Catalyst published some interesting statistics about how women stack up in the U.S. workforce. The results aren't very surprising if this is a topic you're familiar with, but for those that aren't, check out the stats below: Women make up: 46.7% of the U.S. labor force 51.5% of management, professional and related occupations 14.4% of Fortune 500 executive … [Read more...]