#NextChat: What's Holding Women Back?

According to the latest research from McKinsey & Company, while 53 percent of new workers entering the workforce are female, only 3 percent of CEOs are women. Complicating this statistic are individuals and organizations who limit women’s ability to advance in their careers due to outdated attitudes and limited --  if not zero -- workplace flexibility. 

Jack Welch once said, "There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences."  Do you agree with Jack? 

Women can -- and should – stay in the game by thinking about their purpose, what is meaningful to them at work and the contributions they are making. 

Please join us for #NextChat on May 23 at 3 p.m. ET with special guest, HR and Social Media Strategist, Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann).  We'll explore the issues facing women in the workplace and ask for your thoughts on the following questions:

Q1. Are men’s attitudes about women in C-Suite a generational issue and do younger men have less of a problem with it than older men?

Q2. Is there a double standard in the workplace that allows men to be brash and direct but not women? How can workplaces resolve this dichotomy? 

Q3. Do companies with more women in top leadership roles have more flexible workplace cultures?

Q4. What can companies do to encourage more senior men to be sponsors of talented women in their organizations?

Q5. How can women stay engaged after constant setbacks in trying to climb the corporate ladder?

Q6. What can women (and businesses that support women) do to help push the needle forward?

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