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Women, Men Say More Solutions Needed In The Workplace In Light Of #MeToo, Survey Reveals

Posted on: 02 May 18

A Look at Men and Women’s View on Work and Home Life

New York , May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairygodboss, The Female Quotient and Progyny partnered on research to explore the differences between men’s and women’s views on work and home life. The survey revealed that although men and women have similar views on topics like how the #MeToo movement has impacted their workplace, they have divergent views when it comes to career prioritization, salary and household management. You can view the full results of the survey here.

Among other findings, the survey revealed that:

  • 78% of men and 75% women say the #MeToo movement has not made an impact at their workplace.
  • 77% of men in relationships said their career takes priority over their partner’s, versus 35% of women; however, 47% of women who answered that their career takes priority said this is the case because they are more ambitious, compared to only 26% of men who gave being more ambitious as the reason that their careers take priority.
  • When it comes to promotions, men are more likely to be promoted by men and women are more likely to be promoted by women.
  • 40% of women said they spend 8+ hours/week on household tasks like cooking, cleaning, childcare and other domestic duties, compared to 29% of men.
  • 50% of women reported that they feel household management is primarily their responsibility, compared to 33% of men.

“We’re always curious to see if what’s happening in the media actually reflects what everyday men and women are experiencing. While the #MeToo movement has captured national attention, our survey shows that there is a lot more work to do to make a real impact in workplaces across the country,” said Georgene Huang, Fairygodboss co-founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to partner with Progyny and The Female Quotient on this research. We were eager to uncover key differences between men’s and women’s views when it comes to work and home life in the hopes that opening up conversations around these differences can help us identify where progress is still lacking, as well as where to go from here.”  

“The #MeToo movement has been instrumental in helping us break the silence and create consequences for bad behavior. It’s given us the confidence to speak up and speak out, because we’re all in this together,” says Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient. “Now we need to create solutions for change, and accountability for action. Transformation must include men and women working together.”

The survey, conducted in April 2018, captured responses from 400 participants, 51% of whom identify as female and 49% as male.

About the Partners:
Fairygodboss is the leading career community for women to share their workplace experiences and get the inside scoop on companies’ pay, benefits, and culture. Founded by women, for women, Fairygodboss is the only anonymous, crowdsourced database in the U.S. that connects women job seekers with hard-to-find intel on salary, maternity leave policies, and companies’ culture toward women. Fairygodboss works with Fortune 500 employers to help create workplace transparency and to support their efforts to improve the workplace for women.

The Female Quotient is in the business of equality. The company is committed to advancing diversity in the workplace through collaboration, activating solutions for change and creating measurements for accountability. The Female Quotient does this through the Girls’ Lounge and Equality Lounge, which are pop-up experiences at conferences, corporations, and college campuses that bring women (and men) together to transform workplace culture. The brand also publishes The Modern Guide To Equality, which highlights the latest equality research and trends and offers benchmarks for progress within companies. Gender equality is not a female issue, it’s an economic and business imperative.

Progyny is a leading fertility benefits management company that combines clinical and emotional guidance, science, technology and data to provide comprehensive value-based fertility solutions for self-insured employers. Progyny’s benefit plans are designed to improve outcomes, shorten time to pregnancy and reduce total fertility-related costs. Progyny is privately held and is headquartered in New York, NY.  


CONTACT: Selena Yang Progyny GlobeNewswire

Last updated on: 02/05/2018

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