Gen Y women are making a powerful impact in the workforce today. While today’s Gen Y woman (aged 18-29) encounters more visible female role models in the workplace (perhaps such as Marissa Mayer!), she misses some key opportunities to manage her career and catch up to her male counterpart’s financial success.
According to the data below, when surveyed, 54% of women “proactively manage” their careers, compared to 64% of men. Similarly, only 45% of women have asked for a raise relative to 61% of Gen Y men.
We’re happy most women have a positive outlook on women’s equality in the workforce, and urge women to channel the sentiment into action by proactively discussing their career trajectory with their peers and superiors and even asking about a raise in their next review!
Check out the full study by Accenture.