Sunday, February 10, 2013

Women Offered Fewer Career-Advancing “Hot Jobs,” New Catalyst Report Finds

Not all leadership opportunities are created equal. Women get fewer of the high visibility, mission-critical roles and international experiences—the so-called “hot jobs”—that are key to getting ahead at global companies. According to a new Catalyst report, Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution? Women Get Fewer of the Hot Jobs Needed to Advance, unequal access to those “hot jobs” may be an underlying cause of the persistent gender gap at senior levels.

Formal leadership training isn’t the answer either. Catalyst research shows that on-the-job experience leads to advancement more quickly than training—and even among those who have completed training programs, men are still more likely than women to get access to “hot jobs.”

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