The public wants CEOs to prioritize women’s role in leadership and to create meaningful changes in how employee attitudes and company investments allow women to move up the ranks, finds a new study by the Rockefeller Foundation and Global Strategy Group.
- Women still lack equal opportunities. 83% of Americans believe (86% of women, 79% of men) that it is easier for men to reach top leadership positions than equally qualified women. Corporate America ranks the worst of fields where Americans believe fewer opportunities for women exist.
- It’s not a pipeline problem, it’s a culture problem. Americans see attitudes of men as barrier to female leadership. Over six in ten Americans say the attitudes of men in top leadership positions (65%), attitudes of men across the country (61%), and company culture (63%) play a major role in the struggling number of women in top leadership positions.
- Change must come from the top. The public believes that CEOs are the most accountable group to increasing women in leadership (65% have great deal of responsibility).
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