Female employees experiences faster career progression than their
male counterparts, according to new data.
A study carried out by the Chartered Management Institute and
Remuneration Economics found that the average female team leader is
five years younger than her male colleague, which may be good news
for female graduates looking to climb the career ladder.
The proportion of women holding senior roles was also seen to
increase, from 31 per cent in 2006 to 35.7 per cent this
Additionally, more women (63.4 per cent ) reported receiving
bonuses than men (55.9 per cent).
Val Lawson, chair of the Women in Management Network, said that the
positive statistics are balanced by a different trend for
increasing resignation among women which was uncovered in the
"The fact that the proportion of women in senior positions
continues to grow is encouraging, but their increasing likelihood
to resign is a cause for concern," she remarked.
The Women in Management Network is part of the Chartered Management
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