The Women’s Leadership Gap: Climbing Beyond the Broken Rung in the Career Ladder
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Join the HBA New England Region Women in Science Affinity Group in collaboration with the Waltham Chapter in presenting a virtual panel discussion, featuring 5 highly accomplished women in the science and pharmaceutical space who have climbed beyond the ‘broken rung’ in their career ladders and excelled into leadership positions.
While women make up half of the professional workforce, only 25% of senior and executive level positions and a mere 6% of CEO roles are held by women (Center for American Progress, 2017). Despite early career growth that parallels that of male counterparts, few women ascend into the top tiers of corporate leadership. This phenomenon is the women’s leadership gap and it is demonstrated across industries. But why? And how do women in science and biopharma overcome this gap to advance their careers?