The barriers to advancement that women face in the workplace have been well-documented.
However, a new report by Linkage, a women’s leadership development firm acquired by SHRM, revealed that many organizations aren’t listening to or addressing these challenges fast enough, leaving women feeling dissatisfied with their companies.
The findings, collected from a survey of more than 3,000 women, showed that women who ascend to director or senior director are less likely than they were earlier in their career to recommend their employer as “a great place for women leaders to work.”
“This is a huge leadership pipeline problem for organizations,” said Kristen Howe, Linkage’s chief product officer. “Not just for filling positions at the senior level, but also as junior women look up and don’t see themselves reflected in the senior leadership.”