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Are men receiving significantly more support to reach board positions than women?

A new report shows that more men than women who aspire to reach the boardroom are likely to be offered support by their employers.

Praesta, which coaches 450 top executives a year of whom 120 are senior women, has published research into the issues that top females discuss through their coaching.

Stepping into a new leadership role was the most common reason for organisations to sponsor both their senior men and women for coaching (59 per cent of women; 46 per cent of men). But a further 40 per cent of the senior men came because they were being given support with their aspirations to reach executive level, whilst fewer than 10 per cent of women were sponsored for this reason. Are women not asking and/or companies not noticing?

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March 27, 2012

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