Majority of female managers face discrimination

More
than half of women managers in the UK have experienced discrimination in the
work place according to a study of female executives in Europe.

The
study which was commissioned by The Wall Street Journal Europe looked at the attitudes
and beliefs of 1,114 women in middle and senior management in the UK, France,
Germany, Italy, Sweden and Poland.

It
showed that discrimination is still a major issue in the UK with 53 per cent of
women surveyed saying they had been experienced it in the past, either by being
passed over for promotion, being underpaid, being treated unfairly on benefits
or being asked to do menial tasks.

Only
46 per cent of women from this country thought they received fair advancement
and just 32 per cent felt they received fair pay.

Roman
McAlindon, partner in human resources for Arthur Andersen, commented, “We are
pleased to support this important research project. As the war for talent gets
more intense and qualified experienced women weigh up their career options it
is imperative for companies to encourage women to join them for the long term.”

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By Ben Willmott

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