leading edge research on women in the workplace


We pioneer research relating to women’s confidence at work.

Low levels of confidence among women are often cited as a reason for the lack of women in high-earning or senior positions and it has become something of a given, as well as an escape clause, when discussing women and career choices.

If we are to identify how women can work and progress equally with men, then we need to ask more questions of working women.

With current media attention on women not reaching senior roles and the big gender pay gap, it is more important than ever to look at the underlying reasons behind this.

2019 research ‘career confidence and the path to leadership’

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We are still 108 years away from achieving gender equality in the workplace, according to the World Economic Forum.

In order to delve deeper into the reasons behind this and what we can do to help close the gap, we are pioneering a new piece of academically supported research in association with The University of Glasgow, Capability Jane and Management Today.

We have an ambition to survey over 2,000 people to examine barriers to career progression (both external and personal challenges) and what we can all do to enable a healthy pipeline of female future leaders.

We are looking for organisations and individuals to participate in this research study. Can you help us address the gender balance by taking part? For every response we get we will pay for one day’s training for a woman in Africa. Find out more below.

2017 research: ‘women: confidence at work’

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We conducted our first ‘Women: Confidence at Work’ research in 2017, which looked at levels of confidence in business women, asking specific questions about their working lives and self-confidence when in the workplace.

Learn more to download our 12 page research report which has been circulated within hundreds of organisations worldwide.

It is not, and should not be, a given that women experience low levels of confidence due to their gender.
— Dr Geraldine Perriam