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3 PROBLEMS FOR WOMEN: A WAGE GAP, A WEALTH GAP AND NOW A "PERCEPTION GAP"!

Aruba, May 23, 2012 - New Study at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Discovers Differences in Executive Management Perceptions of Women's Advancement in their Organizations.
We not only have a wage gap and a wealth gap, but now we have a "perception gap"! A recent research study conducted at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School found that only 11% of those responding to their survey about efforts to recruit, develop and retain women believe their organizations are extremely effective in recruiting women executives, and 14% stated their companies were not at all effective. And the interesting part is that the more senior the respondent the more positive the view on their company's recruiting efforts! 53% of C-suite executives said firms were extremely or moderately effective, compared to 28% of managers. And the gender gap is alive and well in this study. 73% of men believe their company is extremely or moderately effective in retaining woman, but only 52% of women agree.

Over two-thirds of C-suite executives stated retention efforts for women are extremely or moderately effective. Yet only 44% of managers believed that! Participants in the survey included talent development executives. "Significant gaps exist in the ways that business leaders view their firms' efforts to develop women business leaders," said Susan Cates (pictured), UNC Kenan-Flagler associate dean of executive development. "These differing perceptions can cause unintended consequences for companies, which need to be aware that these gaps exist and ensure that perceptions

Read more/ Source: http://www.newsonwomen.com/news_on_women/2012/05/3-problems-for-women-a-wage-gap-a-wealth-gap-and-now-a-perception-gap-new-study-at-unc-kenan-flagler.html

 

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