Research Mentor(s): Cindy Schipani, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Business Law, Ross School of Business
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 5
Over the last decade, scholars have established that women and men are equally likely to be hired into elementary positions of white collar work, but that women are less likely than men to earn promotions and be hired into upper-managerial positions of leadership in corporate America. Although much research has focused on how women are less likely than men to obtain positions of leadership in the workplace, not much research has looked into how organizations can increase female leadership. To formulate solutions for companies to increase female leadership, this study analyzes literature regarding the promotional gap and hiring processes in corporate America. The analysis of these literatures finds that female organizational leadership can be supported through engaging in networking and sponsoring. Organizations should thus provide networking and sponsoring opportunities in order to increase female leadership.