It’s a Slow Climb to the Top for Women #gender #diversity #inclusion #power #InternationalWomensDay #bias

International Women’s Day was on Sunday, and I wish I had better news. IWD2015

According to the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a survey of more than 5,400 business leaders in 36 economies, the number of women in senior management roles in the United States has only increased by 1 percent in the past 10 years.

Geez.

The report stated women occupy only 21 percent of senior business roles in the United States, down from 22 percent the previous year, and an increase of just 1 percent from 2004. Of the U.S. women in senior roles, just 6 percent are chief executive officers. Most female senior business leaders work in HR (44 percent), as corporate controller (20 percent) or as chief marketing officer (19 percent).

“The lack of significant progress during the past decade for U.S. women in senior management is disappointing,” said Erica O’Malley, Grant Thornton LLP’s national managing partner of diversity & inclusion. “Companies have been talking the talk on gender equality for decades, but still too few are walking the walk.” Continue reading “It’s a Slow Climb to the Top for Women #gender #diversity #inclusion #power #InternationalWomensDay #bias”