Contributed by Lily Crager
This disparity cascades as if fewer women are promoted to mid-level, then fewer women get the chance at a promotion to senior-level and onward.
While it’d be easy to demand corporate response, companies move at a turtle-pace when implementing social change and undoing traditional bias. It’s up to us to empower women to hurdle over this broken rung. Here are a few things to do:
Despite the concerning impact of the pandemic on women in the workplace and the challenge of the “broken rung”, there are still indicators that women will continue to advance in the workplace. There is a rising number of women attending business school and women representation on company boards is at a record high. Proving that in the face of adversity, an empowered attitude is necessary to propel ahead.
Sources: McKinsey | GreatBusinessSchool | PayScale | Guider