The latest 'Women in the Workplace' Report was released yesterday by McKinsey & Corp and LeanIn.org; not surprisingly, there is still a lot to do.
Diversity (or lack of) is something that I have always been very much aware of - having recruited in technology for 9 years and studied Math at University. Moreover, in the past three years I have spent a lot of time in the Bay Area - where diversity (and unfortunately, sexism) has been one of the biggest topics of the year. I have met hundreds of CEOs/CTOs over the years - I can count on one hand how many of them have been female. And I am still introduced to tech companies that do not have one female employee!
The report certainly suggests that the despite huge efforts over recent years, the drive for gender parity has slowed. Nonetheless, I am hoping a lot of the initiatives we are working on at Glocomms/Phaidon will help - we are very conscious of working with our clients in understanding the gender gap, and proactively source and promote diverse candidates.
Have a read of the report - it is quite the eye-opener and feel free to reach out to me if you want to discuss further what we are doing here to play our part in closing the gap within technology.
Click on the link below to access the report.
Women account for 47% of entry-level employees, but only one-third of senior managers and one-fifth of c-suite executives. For women of color, the drop-off is even steeper. Women of color hold 17% of entry-level positions, but just 8% of senior manager jobs and 3% of c-suite roles.