Women continue to be underrepresented at all company levels, and women of color are the most underrepresented group in the pipeline.
Women are promoted at lower rates than men, resulting in fewer women in the pipeline to leadership (130 men are promoted for every 100 women).
Women continue to face more barriers to success, including lack of access to sponsors, less frequent feedback and less opportunity in day-to-day interactions.
Women negotiate for promotion or raises as often as men but are 30% more likely to get feedback that they are ‘bossy,’ ‘too aggressive,’ or ‘intimidating.’
The study finds a disparity in aspirations - only 40% of women aim to become a senior executive compared to 56% of men, yet this may be the result of women making a different cost-benefit analysis faced with a steeper climb to the top and extraordinary pressure.
To move forward, the report recommends that each company determine where their largest “pipeline challenges” are to appropriately prioritize their efforts.