Belief versus Facts, Intent versus Impact

A recent Small Business UK post reports:
"Women are breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ and have increasing employment opportunities, particularly in terms of career advancement and remuneration, suggests research.
More than three quarters of HR directors (78 per cent) do not believe that men have an advantage over women in the workplace, according to a study of 180 respondents by staffing services firm Robert Half." (emphasis added)
What they believe and the facts are out of synch. The UK is roughly equal to the US in the number of women corporate executives (around 15%).

Color me cynical, but wouldn't it be surprising if the very professionals who are responsible for assuring equality WOULD believe that men have an advantage over women in the workplace?

It is business reporting like this that makes it difficult to keep attention on the real advances and lack of advances for women in the workplace. For example:
And it perpetuates the myth (strongly believed by CEOs) that there is no gender inequity in business.

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Susan Colantuono is CEO of Leading Women and author of No Ceiling, No Walls.
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