A recent study called “Women in the Workplace” that was conducted by a partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company has revealed that in Corporate America…
“Women are less likely to receive the first critical promotion to manager—so far fewer end up on the path to leadership—and are less likely to be hired into more senior positions. Women also get less access to the people, input, and opportunities that accelerate careers. As a result, the higher you look in companies, the fewer women you see.
This disparity is especially pronounced for women of color, who face the most barriers to advancement and experience the steepest drop-offs with seniority.”
It is not very different in Corporate Australia.
I ponder this reality and it makes me ask…how might we break those barriers for ambitious, clever, and highly deserving working women of colour?
And what about the generations of brilliant young girls, with big dreams, coming through high school and university? How do we pave the way so that their ambitions can be realised?
What are your thoughts? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
And you can find the study here: