Only 39% of managers last year were female

Twenty Ten Talent - Only 39% of managers last year were female

We’re all about helping you take your career to the next level and a study released this week emphasizes just why it’s so important.

Data released from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows women accounted for only 39.2 percent of management positions and 27.9 percent of chief executives in 2015. In certain sectors we’re doing much better. The human resources, medical and healthcare fields have the highest share of women managers at 73.7 percent.

On the flip side, you can find the lowest levels of women managers in construction, engineering, architecture, industrial production and transportation as you can see in the chart below.

Twenty Ten Talent - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Stats like these show just how vital it is to be relentless when it comes to carving the next steps for your career. Whatever industry you are in, or want to break into, we want to help. Here are a few quick links to recent posts to help you navigate your career to the next level.

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Post by Octavia Goredema @OctaviaGoredema

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