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Why Women’s Workplace Gains Haven’t Reached the Top

by Mar 10, 2011, 9:57 am ET

Women reaching parity in numbers in the workplace: not as big an issue anymore.

Jennifer McClure

Women reaching parity in leadership roles: no luck.

In an upcoming Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership article, Darren Shearer, a senior research consultant at SuccessFactors, compares male-to-female ratios at the staff level to male-to-female ratios at the executive level, showing a marked difference.

In the podcast below, we discuss what’s behind this: Is it discrimination, people’s choices, or some combination? We talk about ways the workplace is still inhospitable to parents of any gender, but why there’s reason to be optimistic about the future.

Leanne Chase

On the line, in addition to Shearer and myself, are Leanne Chase, of Career Life Connection, and Jennifer McClure of Unbridled Talent.

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