Nearly Half of Female Professionals Said They’ve Missed a Promotion or Opportunity Because of Their Gender, According to Korn Ferry Survey
Aug. 07, 2018
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 7, 2018--From career advancement to pay discrepancies to re-entering the workforce, female professionals nationwide shared insights on the challenges they face in today’s workplace. A new Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) survey shows that 40 percent of women professionals said they’ve missed a promotion or an opportunity simply because they’re female.
The survey shows the career challenges many women in the workplace endure, with nearly half (42 percent) stating the pay gap is the most important issue and a quarter (25 percent) said the glass ceiling is the most important issue.
From the responses, nearly half (45 percent) said they have been sexually or verbally harassed at work. When asked what the most important advice other female professionals have given to help others succeed in the workplace, nearly half (44 percent) said to develop a strong network, nearly a third (32 percent) said to have confidence and nearly 20 percent (18 percent) said to showcase accomplishments to key leaders.
“The survey underscores the continued need for action around the important issues and challenges facing women in the workplace,” said Jane Stevenson, global leader for CEO succession and vice chairman of Korn Ferry. “My best advice for women in the workplace is to be confident and passionate. If you want the job, be the job before you even receive the promotion.”
About the Survey
The survey received 738 responses across several industries, which took place in July 2018.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTING HUMAN RESOURCES CONSUMER
SOURCE: Korn Ferry
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