Getting women out of the middle-management trap

    By: Clair Fuller on Oct 16, 2017

    Joann S. Lublin writes, "After rising early in their careers, many women get stuck in middle management.

    More big businesses are trying to fix that by taking inventive steps to propel female managers into the executive suite.

    International Business Machines Corp. helps high-potential women win critical stretch assignments through an intensive leadership program. Other companies, including ChevronCorp. and Xerox Corp. , take flexible approaches to relocation better tailored to the lives of women staffers. Rising technology stars at Intuit Inc. enhance their professional visibility through coaching and introduction to important contacts from powerful executive sponsors.

    Increased efforts to move women up the ladder come amid their slow gains at work. The share of women in middle management was unchanged at 33% and rose slightly in C-suite roles to 20%, concludes a new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co.

    And while more than half of senior managers want to be a top executive, the showed, just 39% of female ones think they will achieve their career goal, compared with 44% of men."

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    Released: October 16, 2017, 9:04 am
    Keywords: NAWL News


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