Women

Gender Norms

Gender Norms

Women are substantially absent from leadership positions in the workforce: they comprise of only 14.6% of executive officers, 8.1% of top earners, and 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs (Warner, 2014). Despite the fact that more women are obtaining college degrees (at all levels) than men (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2012), women still face institutional obstacles in attaining prestigious leadership positions. And the biggest obstacle of all seems to be fighting restrictive gender norms.