54% of women leaders reported feeling exhausted from trying to comply with their work, their home and with the care of their children during this pandemic. This factor, together with the gender gap in job promotion, keeps women away from managerial positions.
The report Women in the Workplace, produced by McKinsey & Company, highlighted the difficulties women have in accessing and maintaining a leadership position. Here we present the most interesting data.
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For every 100 men promoted or hired in their first leadership position, only 72 women have the same opportunity. This is due to the gender gap that exists at the beginning of the working career. Closing it would mean adding a million women to leadership positions in the next five years.
Another factor that influences the lower percentage of women in leadership positions is the work from home that they have carried out during this pandemic.
“Mothers are clearly concerned about how this bias could affect their careers during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are more than twice as likely as parents to worry that their performance will be judged negatively for their caregiving responsibilities.
Women in the Workplace
17% of working mothers think about reducing their working hours or exchanging it for a less demanding job because of their responsibilities to their children. While only 9% of parents have considered it.
Women in leadership positions also tend to be “the only” women in their offices, so they feel pressure to always be available during this pandemic.
“Women who are ‘the only ones’ are more likely than those who work with other women to feel pressured to work harder and to experience microaggregations, including the need to give additional proof of their competence.”
Women in the Workplace.
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