Produced in conjunction with the Center for Creative Leadership, “Green Lights & Stop Signs: The Road to Gender Parity in Retail and Consumer Goods,” outlines critical support factors and common barriers that affect women’s careers.
Conflicting work/life priorities, being overlooked and undervalued, and being undermined were cited as barriers preventing women from being promoted.
“The retail and consumer goods industry recognizes the importance of creating workplace cultures and policies that level the playing field for women,” NEW President and CEO Joan Toth said. “By working together, organizations and talent can create workplaces where everyone can fulfill their potential.”
The report surveyed more than 900 NEW members and found that:
“Green Lights & Stop Signs” is a follow up to "Accelerators: Critical Competencies for Women Leaders in Retail and Consumer Goods," which identified 13 factors that can make or break a woman’s career in the retail and consumer goods industry.
Founded in 2001, the Network of Executive Women, Retail, Consumer Goods and Services, represent nearly 10,000 members from more than 750 companies, 100 corporate sponsors and 20 regions in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the Network of Executive Women and its national and regional learning programs, events, content and best practices, visit newonline.org.
Center for Creative Leadership is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education. For more information, visit the organization’s website at ccl.org.
Enterprising Women is a partner in the new Million Women Mentors (MWM) initiative.
The initiative supports the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors — women and men — to increase the interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.