Increasing Female Executives

New research shows that the needle hasn’t moved that much when it comes to female representation in leadership roles. The Women in the Workplace Study found that for every 100 men who are promoted from an entry-level position to management, only 87 women are promoted. And for women of color, that number drops to 82.  

Elizabeth Weingarten, head of behavioral science insights at Torch, says recent evidence suggests that how people view women as leaders may be worsening, attributing these thoughts to unconscious bias. 

“A common misconception that is often held subconsciously is that underrepresented women don’t have what it takes to be leaders. That’s because many people still have biased ideas of who looks and sounds like a leader (generally, our image of a leader tends to be a white, cisgender male),” she says. 

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