"The ‘broken rung’ is still holding women back" Women in Workplace

Women are still struggling to reach the upper levels of senior management in corporations in the United States. Organizations cannot afford to loose women. What can your company do about it?

Source: Women in the Workplace 2020, LeanIn.org and McKinsey 2020. "Despite gains for women in leadership, the “broken rung” was still a major barrier in 2019. For the sixth year in a row, women continued to lose ground at the first step up to manager. For every 100 men promoted to manager, only 85 women were promoted—and this gap was even larger for some women: only 58 Black women and 71 Latinas were promoted. As a result, women remained significantly outnumbered in entry-level management at the beginning of 2020—they held just 38 percent of manager-level positions, while men held 62 percent (See image above).


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