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Glass Ceiling Curbs Female Success


Skills don’t matter at the top, with women continuing to face workplace inequality, claims a new study.

A total of 1,200 executives from eight countries, spanning North America, Europe and Asia were quizzed as part of the study. According to the findings just 30% of females and 43% of males say that workplace opportunities are equal for both genders.

The research conducted by Accenture suggests that the ‘glass ceiling’ is still firmly in place. However, the same percentage of men and women respondents felt satisfied with their career opportunities and status.

Over half the respondents (58%) believe they are fairly compensated for their work or that their salary reflects their accomplishments.

Chief diversity officer of Accenture, Kedrick Adkins underlined the potential skills loss if female talent continues to be curtailed.

“Organisations – and societies – need to realise how important it is to capitalise and build upon the skills of women,” he said.

“Creating a business culture that supports innovation, growth and prosperity requires people with diverse talents, and organisations need to ensure that they value all styles of leadership and work.”


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