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JobsForHer Poll: Nearly 30% of women feel they need more leadership opportunities

JobsForHer conducted the poll to analyse the needs and aspirations of women in leadership roles

July 28, 2020 / 03:29 PM IST

Nearly 30 percent of women who participated in an online poll by career portal JobsForHer said there is a dire need for more opportunities at the leadership level for women.

Around 2,500 women were surveyed for the poll that aimed to understand the needs and aspirations of women professionals in senior-level roles.

Here are some of the key findings:

Looking for a common network 

Among those who were polled, 21.5 percent said they would look for networking opportunities online. Most said they often look for a professional networking platform through which they can connect with like-minded women for better career prospects and growth.

Leadership and the workspace 

The survey noted that 19.8 percent of respondents sought more women-specific leadership programs. It also found that 15 percent of the respondents thought to eliminate any kind of bias including conscious and unconscious and enable the growth of sensitised organisations. Around 14.1 percent of respondents said formal mentorship and sponsorship programs would help them achieve better progress in the workplace.

Neha Bagaria, Founder and CEO, JobsForHer said, "It is as clear as daylight that women need a forum to connect and engage with each other to help them climb the corporate ladder." It is incredibly impressive to see more women stepping up to voice their opinions to their workplaces more women-friendly, she said.

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first published: Jul 28, 2020 03:29 pm