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Women and the Boardroom: Why Are Some Women Still Being Held Back?

With research concluding that the majority of people recognize that women are just as capable as men in terms of their abilities as business leaders, why is this still not reflected in numbers in the boardroom?

Women Boardroom

Recent surveys found that women are still represent a minority in board membership of major companies. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A recent survey conducted by research group Catalyst found that women make up only 19.6% of the board of companies listed in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

These figures seem to suggest that discrimination based upon your sex still remains a significant problem preventing women from taking up positions in the boardroom. In California, a Gender Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. is always available to help in such instances.

A recent poll by the Pew Research Centre suggests that 53% believe that male domination of executive positions will continue.

The research also identified a strong belief among women that they face higher levels of discrimination and double-standards in the workplace.

Interestingly, the same survey also discovered that a majority feel that men and women are equal in their management abilities.

Perhaps the answer can be found in a deeper analysis of the results. When the questions related to specific roles, the responses indicated a general perception of certain roles as being predominantly male.

50% considered that men would be better at sports leadership.

Such stereotypical thinking could well be contributing to the imbalance between male and female executives.

If you have experienced problems in employment and feel that you have been discriminated against in your workplace because of your gender, then you will benefit from the services of a Gender Discrimination Lawyer in L.A. Contact us at Jackson & Associates.

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