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SheSpeaks Insights: Are Women Supporting Women?

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SheSpeaks conducted a study with over 2,300 women across the US age 18 and older. We learned that just 37% of women think that women are supportive of one another. That number actually drops to close to 30% for younger women. In fact, according to study findings, the younger you are, the more likely you are the think that women do NOT support each other.

We asked some of our community influencers to react to the study findings. Were they surprised by the findings? See their thoughts in the video.

Comment below and tell us what you think. Do women support each other? If not, why do you think that is?

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SheSpeaks Insights: Are Women Supporting Women?

  1. 1. 1 Morgan Buell, Director, Strategic Partnerships Morgan.Buell@Shespeaks.Com Women Supporting Women 2016SheSpeaksResearch&Insights
  2. 2. 2Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 ResearchOverview Overview: In March 2016 SheSpeaks embarked on a study to better understand how supportive women are of one another across topics and categories. The Goal: Better understand whether women are supportive of one another Respondents: With 2,300 respondents aged 18+, SheSpeaks generated some interesting Learnings. The following report outlines key findings from SheSpeaks study
  3. 3. 3 Women Need to uplift, encourage and support their fellow women 1.The Majority of Women do not feel supported by other women 2.Qualitative Feedback reveals that Women report jealousy, competition and negativity across social media as barriers of support 3.Women feel that Politics is lacking the most support from women 4.Not Fulfilled: Less than 50% of women report feeling fulfilled in their lives Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 KeyTakeaways
  4. 4. 4 MutualSupport? The Majority of women (60%) do not think women are supportive of other women %ofwomenperDemo 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% Most of the Time Sometimes but not often Almost never 41% 56% 3% Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016
  5. 5. 5 ThoughtsRevealed: “In my life they are, but in general, not as much as they should be!” “Too much competition goes on and it's sad. Women should be supportive & lift each other - we are all just trying to do the best we can!” “A lot of woman (especially on social media) put each other down. We need to lift each other up more.” “Women are more competitive with other women. We tend to be each other's best support systems & worst critics.” Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 Qualitative Feedback From Women About Support From Other Women “Women say they support each other, but show otherwise when women reach out to them.” “I think a lot of women are gossipy. they talk behind other’s backs just for sport.”
  6. 6. 6 SupportGaps The Majority of women feel that other women are less than supportive across Professional, Personal, Politics and Parenting Categories. Women feel that Politics is lacking the most support from women Inversely, Most Women Feel most supported in the Parenting category. Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 Work place/professional Personal/Social Politics Parenting Color Key Code Most of the time Sometmes but not often Almost never
  7. 7. 7 FindingSupport The Majority of women report the least amount of support from other women in her professional life. Women report finding deep support from her female counterparts through Friendship, In person affirmations, and positive comments on social media Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 %ofwomenperDemo 0% 22.5% 45% 67.5% 90% In Person Affirm ation M entoring Positivity on Social M aking C onnectionsLim ited G ossip Being a friendH elping Professionally Respecting W ork-Life Balance H elping w ith Fam ily 27%
  8. 8. 8 SelfReflection Women self-report that they are extremely supportive of other women. However, less then half of women self-report that they are supportive in Professional development and Mentoring of other women Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 %ofwomenperDemo 0% 22.5% 45% 67.5% 90% In Person Affirm ationM entoringPositivity on Social M aking C onnections Lim ited G ossipBeing a friend H elping Professionally Respecting W ork-Life Balance H elping w ith Fam ily 46%45%
  9. 9. 9 PersonalFulfillment There is a huge gap reported in feeling Self-Fulfillment Only 31% of women said they feel fulfilled and 45% report feeling stressed. Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 %ofwomenperDemo 0% 17.5% 35% 52.5% 70% H appy Fulfilled Excited W orried Frustrated Stressed C ontentAppreciative Sad O verw helm ed 45% 31%
  10. 10. 10 Shespeaks Research Methodology The Women Supporting Women Study Was Fielded Online Between March 17 – 23, 2016 Amongst 2,300. The Respondent Group Is Comprised Of U.S. Women Aged 18 Years And Older. Shespeaks Women In Power Survey. March 2016 Research Methodology: About SheSpeaks SheSpeaks, Inc. is an influencer marketing and media platform fueled by a community of content creators with a reach of 100 million. SheSpeaks recently launched video platform, SheSpeaksTV, produces and amplifies video content targeted to women age 25+.
  11. 11. 11 ThankYou! Morgan Buell, Director, Strategic Partnerships Morgan.Buell@Shespeaks.Com

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