2012
Author: 
Kenexa High Performance Institute
Publisher: 
Wayne, PA: Kenexa
Pages: 
23
Type: 
Report
Area of focus: 
Action

This paper presents the results of a survey of the career progression of 2,500 women and men working in corporate roles, across five countries. It identifies 11 factors across three levels ("individual", "immediate work environment" and "organisational context") which play a part in women's advancement, and provides succinct recommendations to professional women pursuing leadership roles.

Amongst other findings, the survey identified that women in China and Brazil are more successful in achieving promotion than in the UK, the US or Japan, and have better access to critical job assignments. Being a parent was found to correlate with better career progression for both women and men, when compared to non-parents, although outside help with childcare was found to be an important factor.