Survey: Women Doubt Other Female Coworkers Can Get Them Promotions
6:30 pm, March 29th | by Amy Tennery
Efforts to promote female mentorship and networking in the workplace may be for naught, according to a survey of 268 middle- to senior-level businesswomen (okay, so it’s not the U.S. Census or anything) at the Simmons College Leadership Conference. The biggest gripe among women co-workers? They don’t think their peers have the power to promote each other.
According to Patricia Deyton, faculty director for the Center for Gender in Organizations and the co-author of the study, women were more likely to see promotion from outside their own circles:
So it has less to do with women not trusting each other and more to do with women not believing their companies really value women’s groups. That’s… encouraging?