Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016 - (Page 36)

GENDER BARRIERS BY DR. SHAWN ANDREWS >>> >>> &SOLUTIONS TO LEADERSHIP IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, WOMEN LEADERS ARE STILL A MINORITY. THIS STATEMENT COMES AS NO SURPRISE TO MOST OF US; WHAT IS SURPRISING IS THAT MEN OUTPACE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES ACROSS EVERY SECTOR IN THE WORLD: CORPORATE, NONPROFIT, GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, MEDICINE, MILITARY AND RELIGION. During the past three decades, women have achieved parity with men in the number of both employees in the workforce and positions in middle management. Women now comprise 57 percent of the total U.S. job market and 52 percent of all management roles and professional occupations, such as physicians and attorneys. They represent a full 60 percent of bachelor's degrees earned at U.S. universities and also outpace men in the total number of master's and doctorate degrees. At Fortune 500 companies, however, women hold only 19 percent of board seats and 15 percent of executive officer positions, and the number of female CEOs at these companies is a paltry four percent. Four percent of 500 companies equals 20 female CEOs, with male CEOs running the remaining 480 companies. 36 When you look at it from this perspective, women have a long way to go. The significance of these statistics and the implications on leadership are cause for both concern and discussion. What is causing this gap and keeping women from advancing to the top? BARRIERS TO LEADERSHIP In my doctoral dissertation, I examined the barriers that hinder women's career advancement, including emotional intelligence and gender culture, and how these differences impact leadership. The findings showed that the reasons for the gap between men and women are multifactorial and deep-seated and have existed for generations. Further, problematic beliefs and perceptions are held by both men and women. It's these reasons that make the problem difficult to address.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016

Perspectives
Table of Contents
Three Strategies to Ensure Your Training Has Tensile Strength
Experience, Exposure and Education
Beyond the Classroom Paradigm
Applying the Buddy System
Purpose-Driven Professional & Organization Success
Making It Personal: The Four Pillars of High-Impact Mentoring
Blowing Your Millennial Mindset
Hidden Forces: Unconscious Bias in Learning
Memory: The Critical Bottleneck to Learning
Gender Barriers & Solutions to Leadership
Cognititive Collaboration: Utilizing Diverse Thinking & Behavioral Preferences
Get Into the Act: Accelerating Collaborative Teamwork
Dispelling the Five Myths of Microlearning
Quicken Loans: Culture Driven
Developing Global Leaders: On-the-Job Leadership Development
From Where I Sit
Why Do We Wait to Train Our Managers?
Is Knowledge Overrated?
Is Your Business Acument Showing?
Avnet Expands Services with ExitCertified Acquisition
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

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