Last year when I was writing my most recent book on The Future of Work, I shared some ideas with my wife (Blake Morgan) around topics that I wanted to include and she said, “You know, you really should write something about women and management.” My immediate response was, “Huh? Why would I do that?” I was a bit naive when it came to anything related to women in the workplace. I always heard about the issues and challenges that women are faced with in the corporate world but I really didn’t know much about them. My wife has dealt with many of these first hand and she encouraged me to do my own exploration. I was shocked by the information I found and the things I learned and perhaps most shocked by the things that I didn’t know! I feel a lot of people are in this same “I don’t know” boat.
I spent a considerable amount of time researching this and as a result have included a whole section in the book around women in management. I also wanted to share an infographic that I have been working on which I believe paints a good picture of what we are seeing. The infographic is broken down into a four parts:
- The state of women in management
- 10 reasons why there aren’t more women in management
- Why we should have more women in management
- Steps we can take to get more women in management
The infographic follows the education process that I took to learn about this important topic and so I hope it will help others, both men and women, learn about why we need more women in management. I’m still learning quite a bit about workplace diversity, the challenges that women are faced with in the corporate world, and the dramatic impact that they can have on our organizations around the world. I certainly know more about this issue than I did a few years ago so I’m very proud of that.
I’d love to hear from women (and men) who have thoughts on this topic, I’m debating interviewing women for a follow up or perhaps even doing a survey around this so let me know what you think in the comments and if this is something you would be interested in being a part of.
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