Monday, May 27, 2019
MEDIA MONDAY / WILL THERE EVER BE GENDER EQUALITY IN BIG STAKES POLITICS? HERE’S WHAT AMERICA THINKS.
Public is skeptical that there will ever be gender parity in top leadership positions in business or politics
GUEST BLOG / PEW RESEARCH CENTER—“...Many Americans are skeptical that women will ever be able to overcome the obstacles keeping them from achieving gender parity in business and political leadership. About half of Americans (52%) say that, as more women run for office, it is only a matter of time before there are as many women as men in high political offices; a similar share (48%) say that, even as more women run for office, men will continue to hold more of these positions in the future. Similarly, 53% expect to see gender parity in top executive positions in business as more women move into management roles, while 46% say men will continue to hold these positions in the future.
“Women express more skepticism than men about the possibility of gender parity in top leadership positions in business and politics. About half of women say men will continue to hold more high political offices (53%) and top executive positions in business (52%) in the future. Among men, a majority say it is only a matter of time before there are as many women as men in top positions in politics (57%) and business (59%)...”
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The excerpt above came from a white paper report by Pew Research Center titled “Views on the state of gender and leadership and obstacles for women in public office.” Click here for entire article.
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