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Who did it sort of talking specifically about women in the -- place and a new study that was out recently that -- came out the talked about women.
Sort of hitting a bit of a plateau when it comes to reaching those higher level.
Positions in the workplace and joining us to talk about this is Caroline turner who's a business consultant and she's an author -- well she joins us.
And talk to us about this.
We've seen studies that show that women make up about almost 47% of the overall workforce however when you get to the executive ranks.
They make up a much smaller percentage -- come.
That's right and that glass half full version of this is the women have come a long way that women and heard business and professional workforce.
In droves about three and a half decades ago and at that time we thought by now women would be.
Proportionally represented at every level and as you point out from those numbers.
Women are proportionally represented at the middle management level on and it falls off very rapidly.
So that we're celebrating.
Of fortune 500 CEOs seeing women were celebrating 4%.
Well that doesn't -- that good but it -- -- A lot to celebrate there.
Exactly that's the point that's the glass half empty points like why is in the way wire women not proportionally represented.
Particularly since there's a lot every -- research showing that businesses do better.
When they have gender balance at the top so what do you think is the reason.
What I think is the reason what people point a lot of things people.
A lot of -- think it is the work life balance the fact that women continue to bear more of the responsibility for child rearing.
-- that -- like and -- -- article on the Atlanta brought at -- in the Atlantic brought a lot of focus of that recently.
I think and we now have a good time to have at all is that the article -- for exactly -- article it says why women still can't have an audience but I point I would look at another area which is organizational culture.
Is the culture a place that makes that juggling act -- -- talks about worth it is set up.
Culture where women as well as men feel valued and heard -- like they can succeed.
And that's what I think is in the way.
I wonder what your thoughts are about -- I've noticed in in the workplace.
In -- over the years that I've been.
In my professional life that women who do.
A certain level of success and have entered into upper management type positions are sometimes.
-- -- Female.
The employees then they are on their male employees.
Could that play any role at all and then of course I'm generalize in here and I don't.
Mean to offend any any women who who I work with who -- bosses here at fox might be watching.
But I've noticed it over the years have you ever noticed anything like that and could that play a role.
I think it is eight an element of it surprisingly.
You know women are more relation -- when you look in the workplace they're all kinds of studies that say women are.
Not totally supportive of other women and I actually have an appendix in my book about this whole topic of why women working with women is not always a pretty picture.
Your book is called -- difference works tell us about it.
I'm my book -- focuses on the challenge of why women are not more proportionate represented why businesses should really want them could be.
What causes women to kind of stall out or not make it to the top so that leaders can actually appreciate.
And leverage that masculine and feminine ways of doing things of that -- the book is an exploration.
How masculine and feminine show up in the workplace and the strengths and limitations.
Of both approaches.
So that leaders can use that understanding to actually appreciate him leverage.
And create that inclusive culture and talk about.
For women who are watching right now and maybe looking to advance in their own work place.
Put themselves in a position.
Two to get that promotion and to rise through the ranks.
What is -- single best piece of advice that you can offer to two young women out there who might be listening to you.
Well I think that that advice to women is of course understand.
That the world is still favors the -- a long way of doing things and you have to learn some masculine things like asking for what you want with.
Speaking up and taking high risk assignments but that you are at risk of hitting what is the double bind which is if you act too masculine.
You may -- -- get called a word that starts with a B and not be beloved from.
So that's the advice for women but what I really want to do is get mandate listen up and say.
What -- I do to get more women at the top so I get the upsides of gender diversity.
How do I learned to appreciate feminine and masculine ways of doing things involve men and women.
To your point about general I think I don't stereotype at all I talk about masculine and gunmen and both men and women.
And help leaders understand the strengths of -- -- they create cultures were both our leverage.
Caroline turner was the first female senior vice president.
What was then called the Coors Brewing Co.
and she's written a book.
Called difference works -- you can find out more about it at the website difference.
-- works dot com there it is and we would encourage people to check it out so nice to talk to you thank you very much for your insight right here on this topic we've talked.
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