A new survey commissioned by Crain’s and executive women’s group the Chicago Network reveals a startling statistic: Of the 1,000-plus women who took the survey, 42 percent voluntarily left positions within the past five years because they didn’t feel recognized and didn’t see opportunities for advancement. That’s 2 women for every 5 across a breadth of industries who are highly concentrated in management, upper management and the C-suite.
Pay predictably topped the list of reasons why women stay or go: More than 650 (44 percent) women who took the survey believe they don’t make as much as their male counterparts. Another 30 percent aren’t sure. Women with children didn’t tend to make less, but some report feeling discriminated against in other ways.
Of the over 1,500 women who voiced what they want in the workplace, the majority placed pay and a respectful relationship with management at the top of their list.
Read the full article and check out the results from the Crain’s Chicago Business survey.