Data shows that bringing women to the organizational fore not only results in performance and profit, it also shows optimism related to inclusion of women in the workplace.
Catalyst, the non-profit organization reveals that women only account for 5.8 percent of the CEOs of Standard and Poor's 500 companies today. However, women make up more than half of all management, professional and related occupations. An EY survey states that over 50 percent of business leaders say they need to do more to attract, retain and promote women to leadership positions and that companies don’t effectively measure how well women are progressing through the workforce and into leadership.
And although data shows optimism related to the inclusion of women in the workplace, gender inequality is especially stark in entrepreneurship, tech, and innovation. But despite these barriers, women have and continue to lead disruptive change across a variety of sectors. There are disruptive women leaders across many sectors, from finance to government, to business and philanthropy. However, the question is “Are women still treated equal?” Women are judged differently than men and on different parameters — from being judged on performance instead of potential, to being labeled at the workplace.
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