Study: Gender Discrimination Starts Early

Workforce Management reports on a multinational study, “Holding Women Back,” conducted by Development Dimensions International, indicating that gender discrimination at work begins well before women hit the so-called glass ceiling:

“Holding Women Back,” which is based on responses from 12,800 leaders in 76 countries, found that women face gender discrimination from the very beginning of their careers.

“Our data suggests that when you look at the things that would help people develop in their careers, women wouldn’t get the same opportunities as men did,” said Ann Howard, DDI’s chief scientist.

One of the main areas where employers fail to include women is in their high-potential programs, where they identify those employees who managers believe could make strong leaders someday.

For the full article: http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/26/42/17.php

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