For International Women’s Day, I’m Inviting Guys to the Table

By Alison Clark
Mar 9, 2018 8:00 AM ET

A sad reality: we all know hardworking, high performing women who don’t necessarily get ahead. Why? Research shows that when it comes to getting career-accelerating assignments, making influential connections and landing key promotions, women are often overlooked. In corporate America, for example, women are underrepresented at every level, despite earning more college degrees than men for the past 30 years. 

Complicating this long-standing situation, an unintended consequence from #metoo has left nearly half of male managers uncomfortable ‘participating in a common work activity with a woman’ and about a third of male managers uncomfortable working alone with a woman.

It’s unfortunate, but good to know. Because awareness can generate action.

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