Workplace gender diversity and inclusion remains a critical business issue that still needs to be fully addressed.
Although women make up nearly half of the workforce in the UK, they still predominantly find themselves relegated to entry-level roles rather than management positions and face significant challenges working their way up the management pipeline.
Our report, produced by CMI in partnership with the 30% Club and Russell Reynolds Associates, provides an overview of the extent of sponsorship and mentoring in UK businesses among managers and senior leaders. It drills down to focus on the perspective of senior decision makers in UK firms about the role sponsoring in particular should play in the workplace, alongside mentoring, to support gender diversity at an executive level. The research presents insight from 16 UK Business Leaders, and a survey of CMI Companions and practising managers.