What if you only listen to half your people?

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Women are underrepresented at leadership level within the consulting industry. This is a complex issue driven by numerous factors, but one of the most telling is the attitude of others within firms and their lack of support: 50% of female consultants believe that their colleagues regard having a career in consulting and looking after a family as mutually exclusive — as do 40% of men.

To understand the reasons why women are still rarely making it to partner level, or are even leaving consulting for good in the early stages of their career, EY sponsored a research paper, Women in consulting: how to hold on to talent in the “pinched middle,” from Source Global Research and UNIDA Diversity Consulting.

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The article was written by:

Eugenia Vidal
Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Talent Leader, Ernst & Young LLP, UK
Paul Machin
Freelance writer, UK

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