This article aims to introduce a three‐level, 11‐factor framework for women's career progression. The framework summarizes the factors that genuinely do make a difference when it comes to women's career progression.
The article combines the introduction of a theoretical framework based on a review of academic literature with a real life client case study to illustrate the power for using a structured, research based and data driven approach to identifying career barriers for women's career progression.
The article shares high‐level findings from the organizational audit and highlights the main lessons learnt during this process.
The article sets out the key areas for consideration when trying to boost the number of senior women in an organization and outlines the reasons for failure of many programs. Furthermore, it points to best practice in designing interventions to increase the number of women in senior roles.
The article introduces a new, research‐driven framework for women's career advancement and provides a client case study that illustrates how a rigorous, research and data‐driven approach to identifying career barriers for women helps to provide and defend recommendations for increasing the number of women in senior roles.
Wichert, I. and Steele, P. (2013), "Data inspiring action – getting to the heart of women's career progression", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 126-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/14754391311324471Download as .RIS
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