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Who Do You Report to? Chances Are, Not a Female Minority

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

More than three-quarters (76 percent) of U.S. workers report to a Caucasian boss and just one-third (34 percent) state their boss is a woman, according to a new Hudson survey. At the same time, less than half (43 percent) of employees indicate that there is racial, ethnic and gender diversity on their company's executive team. Despite these gaps in diversity, among all workers, only half (47 percent) are employed by an organization with a formal diversity initiative, leaving 53 percent of the work force at companies without them or unsure if their employer has one. Furthermore, U.S. workers are still torn on the ability of these programs to create salary and job advancement opportunities for women and minorities, as approximately one-third (31 percent) believe they do, one-third (35 percent) think they do not, and one-third (33 percent) are not sure of their impact.

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