Written by: Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Engineering – GM Global, Faurecia Interiors, and chair, AutomotiveNEXT.

As a woman leader, I have always found it important to share information – particularly statistics. This article published in Fortune continues to analyze gender parity discrepancies – 70,000 survey respondents from 222 companies comprising more than 12 million employees. Of significance is the accompanying article by Sheryl Sandberg stressing how much more work needs to be done. Please read and share your thoughts.

Excerpt:

‘Women account for 47% of entry-level employees, but only one-third of senior managers and one-fifth of C-suite executives. For women of color, the drop-off is even steeper. Women of color hold 17% of entry-level positions, but just 8% of senior manager jobs and 3% of C-suite roles.

It’s not driven by the pipeline — women have earned more college degrees than men for more than 30 years — or by the desire to put careers on hold to raise children. Fewer than 2% of women surveyed plan to leave the workforce to focus on family, according to the report.

In an op-ed about the findings for The Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg argues that in order to move closer to gender parity, we need to realize how much work remains to be done.

Written by: Elizabeth Griffith, Director of Engineering – GM Global, Faurecia Interiors, and chair, AutomotiveNEXT.

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