1 in 5 Women Have Missed Out On a Promotion to a Male Colleague

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London (5th March, 2020) Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, has released research ahead of International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th March) looking at the experiences and challenges of women at work.

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In a survey*, 20 percent of women say they have missed out on a promotion at work to a colleague of the opposite sex, rising to 24 percent of women aged between 16 – 24 and 28 percent of women aged between 25 – 34 years old. In addition, almost a fifth (18 percent) believe their gender holds them back at work. 

Worryingly, less than half (49 percent) of women say they are comfortable putting themselves forward for new opportunities at work. Numerous proactive government and company-level efforts are trying to get more women in senior positions and reduce the number of women missing out on promotions. The Hampton-Alexander Review recently announced that FTSE 100 has met the target of 33 percent women on boards, but also highlighted a lack of women in senior and executive roles. This is supported by 35 percent of those surveyed believing that their company should do more to promote women into senior positions, with sentiment among men

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