Men and women have vastly different experiences at work

September 29, 20161 minute read

A new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. explores how gender influences the way an individual experiences the workplace as well as how he or she views their opportunities to advance. As reported in a special section of the Wall Street Journal on September 27, the study found that men win more promotions, more challenging assignments and more access to top leaders than women do.

The report also covers how companies are addressing the situation, giving examples such as Twitter hiring coaches for men and women before, during and after parental leave and SAPSE setting a firm target for increasing the presence of women managers.

Similar to the findings of the AWESOME/Gartner study “Women in Supply Chain,” the LeanIn.Org/McKinsey research suggests that, even with examples of a few companies, most employers aren’t doing enough to effect real change. According to the article in WSJ, “though most employees believe their CEO supports diversity, just 45% think their company is doing the work that is necessary to achieve gender parity.”