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Women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions with only 24 of Fortune 500 CEOs being female. Organisations with women in leadership roles see higher performance outcomes and have traditionally fared better than their counterparts during times of financial crisis. This infographic looks at the barriers women face as they climb up the career ladder.

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Moving on up: What are the obstacles women are facing as they climb up the career ladder?

  1. 1. More steps On average, it takes women nearly a year and a half longer than men to become CEO. s k i l l s o f t . c o m Lack of Strategy A Skillsoft survey found that only 7% of women believed their workplace had a strategy in place aimed specifically at developing women leaders. Fewer opportunities Women are still offered only a sprinkling of openings versus men. No support The pervasive lack of support found in most workplaces stifles ideas of progression or promotion. Lower pay On average, male CEOs earn upwards of £2 million more than women as of the fiscal year 2016. Family ties Older workers perceive having a family as a barrier for women more so than men. M ving on Up What are the obstacles facing women as they climb the career ladder? Stress Factor With or without children, the majority of women see stress as a reason not to seek promotion. Check out our new Women in Action program and find out how you can support women in your organisation.
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Women are consistently underrepresented in leadership positions with only 24 of Fortune 500 CEOs being female. Organisations with women in leadership roles see higher performance outcomes and have traditionally fared better than their counterparts during times of financial crisis. This infographic looks at the barriers women face as they climb up the career ladder.

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