Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

This Sentence Is Everything Wrong With the Way We Think About Professional Women

The Project 28-40 report is a study of 25,000 people (23,000 of those women) by Opportunity Now and PwC that looks at the obstacles facing professional women in the UK.

The report itself is nothing groundbreaking, however it is courtesy of said report that we are given this gem:

A perceptions gap between women and men is creating an obstacle to solving the gender imbalance. Women see unfairness in pay and in access to career progression opportunities and feel that their organisational culture is male-dominated. Men do not recognise these barriers. When men, who hold the majority of senior leadership positions, can start to see the challenges women face, we will make progress.

So a report on the struggles professional women face fails to identify the greatest obstacle to professional women of all: men holding the majority of senior leadership positions. Instead of suggesting a crazy idea like, I dunno, figuring out how to put more women in those positions, the real path to progress is to make those men get it. Presumably because that's easier than putting women who already get it in more of those positions currently held by men?

I mean really, who would suggest such a thing?

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

counting money

Researchers Shockingly Discover That If You Pay Low Level Grunts More, They Do Better Financial Reporting

A new working paper from Stanford Graduate School of Business professors Christopher Armstrong, John Kepler, and David Larcker, and Shawn Shi, Ph.D. ’23, of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business has found a connection between how well low-ranking accountants are paid and the quality of their work. This is a new area for […]

freaked out guy

ChatGPT Talks About AI Taking Accountants’ Jobs From the Perspective of an Accountant Losing Their Job to AI

Ed. note: I asked ChatGPT to write about automation in accounting from the perspective of an accountant losing his or her job to AI. Here’s what it said. Note: Going Concern does not publish AI-generated content unless it’s clearly labeled as in this case. Believe it or not, humans write most of this crap. As […]