Nationally, women are underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline.
But how does Omaha stack up nationally?
A new report by the Women’s Fund of Omaha revealed that Omaha is still far from gender equity in the workplace, reflecting national trends right here in our community.
So why does this matter?
According to the report, more diverse companies, both in terms of gender and racial and ethnic identity, are able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, decision making, and all that leads to increasing returns. Companies, communities, and cities all benefit when women of all backgrounds are included in the ranks of leadership.
A number of UNO faculty and staff were involved in the report:
- Amanda Duffy Randall, Chair
- Jieru Bai
- Ferial Pearson
- Emily Poeschl
- Deb Smith-Howell
In addition to the faculty and staff listed above, many UNO alumni had a role in the report. View the Women in Leadership 2016 Executive Summary and full list of committee members, interviewers, and participants.