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Deloitte gender diversity survey reveals both advancements and obstacles

by Sean McCabe | Mar 24, 2015   ()

In honor of Women's History Month, Deloitte has released their findings from a global gender diversity survey in order to gain insights into the progress being made in improving gender equality in the workplace.

Of the more than 1,700 professionals interviewed, sixty-five percent believe their organization is improving in the representation of senior women within their company, citing both flexible working programs and gender diversity targets as examples. However, while eighty percent of respondents believed ideas were welcomed in their organizations regardless of gender, 40 percent said they sometimes hold back their opinion for fear of being labeled too ‘bossy’ or ‘assertive.’

The survey also revealed that the majority of respondents believe self-confidence (78 percent) is more important than technical ability (22 percent) for professional success.

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Source: Accounting Today

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