Women in the Workplace 2019
In the last five years, we’ve seen more women rise to the top levels of companies. Yet women continue to be underrepresented at every level. To change the numbers, companies need to focus on where the real problem is. We often talk about the “glass ceiling” that prevents women from reaching senior leadership positions. In reality, the biggest obstacle that women face is much earlier in the pipeline, at the first step up to manager. Fixing this “broken rung” is key to achieving parity.
Women in the Workplace is the largest study of the state of women in corporate America. Based on five years of data from almost 600 companies, this year’s report features:
- Data-driven recommendations for closing gender disparities in hiring and promotions
- Findings on the practices that improve employee satisfaction and retention
- A closer look at the experiences of women of color, LGBTQ women, and women with disabilities