Groundbreaking Study on Lesbian Professionals
Posted: 02/15/2012 - 15:00
Four out of five respondents said they are actively engaged in LGBT networking events.
According to research performed by Evolved Employer, the think tank arm of The Glass Hammer, a career management website for women in financial and professional services, 83.3% of LGBT women respondents that they participate in internal or external LGBT networking events. Nevertheless, almost a third (28.9%) said their company did not have an LGBT network.
The release of the report follows a career management event specifically for lesbian professionals at the Goldman Sachs auditorium on Monday, February 6.
The research, backed by Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and PwC, provides insight into the career challenges faced by LGBT women in the financial and professional services, as well as how they feel about the corporate environment in which they work.
Says Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of Evolved Employer, “Much of the conversation around diversity is focused on broad gender-based comparisons, but we know that diversity is much more multifaceted than that. With our research series on managing identities, we hope to benchmark the perceived levels of organizational support for LGBT women, so that companies can understand how to better serve this talent population.“
A copy of the report can be downloaded here: http://www.evolvedemployer.com/research/
About Evolved People Media, LLC
Evolved People Media, LLC was founded in 2007 with the launch of The Glass Hammer (theglasshammer.com), the leading website and social network for senior women in financial services. Now with event hosting, jobs, networking, and workplace diversity consulting, The Glass Hammer was recently recognized by Forbes.com as one of the top 100 websites for women. Last year, EPM launched its research and consulting arm Evolved Employer (evolvedemployer.com), focused on employer best practices and corporate diversity.
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