Business Women Still Daunted by Gender Barrier

March 9, 2007

Female executives in Canada and around the world still find gender a significant barrier in career advancement, according to a recent study.  The survey of 2,200 executives in 13 countries by Accenture Research also found that male and female execs tend to believe their careers are progressing as expected, but that women have lower expectations about just how high they might climb.  Rather than gender, Canadian men were more likely to cite economic decline or unwillingness to relocate as barriers to advancement. The report was released yesterday, for International Women's Day. Accenture Research News Release