In 2014, we studied Women Entrepreneurs Still Facing More Hurdles Than Male Entrepreneurs. And in 2017, we looked at Best and Worst Workplaces for Women Executives. Today, we review how the workplace gender gap continues. Huge gender differences exist.
McKinsey Study: How the Workplace Gender Gap Continues
Again, we turn to McKinsey for in-depth insights on this subject. Several female McKinsey partners engaged in the project. Here are some highlights:
“Since 2015, the first year of this study, corporate America has made almost no progress improving women’s representation. Women are underrepresented at every level. And women of color are the most underrepresented group of all. They lag behind white men, men of color, and white women.”
“Women will less likely be hired into manager-level jobs. And they will far less likely to be promoted into them. For every 100 men promoted to manager, 79 women are. Largely because of these gender gaps, men end up holding 62 percent of manager positions. While women hold only 38 percent.”
“Most commonly, women must provide more evidence of their competence than men. And have their judgment questioned in their area of expertise. They will also twice as likely as men to have been mistaken for someone in a more junior position. Black women, in particular, deal with a greater variety of microaggressions and will more likely than other women have their judgment questioned in their area of expertise and will asked to provide additional evidence of their competence.”
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