A new ASCEND – Morning Consult poll reveals that a small minority of workers see progress towards more equitable treatment of women in the workplace. Only 20% of women say things have gotten better for women in their companies in the last five years. Men are more likely to perceive progress: 33% of men report positive change in the last five years.
The full poll is available to access here.
Respondents in all demographics overwhelmingly expressed support for more women leaders and for gender pay equity, but were substantially less likely to support important change within their own companies.
The poll also revealed important new data around the “ambition gap” that raises new questions about the impact of corporate culture on women.
ASCEND is a new initiative that seeks to identify and promote evidence-based strategies to advance women to the c-suite and boardroom and to help foster specific commitments for action from leading companies and institutions.
The inaugural ASCEND summit will be held at the Harmonie Club in NYC on May 10, 2019, https://ascendcommitment.com/speakers/. The event will be moderated by Mika Brzezinski and will feature prominent business and media leaders and leading scholars such as Arianna Huffington, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Carly Fiorina, Valerie Jarrett, Steph Korey, Ellen Kullman and Eileen Murray.