Are We Living in the Pink Ghetto?

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Posted September 3, 2012 by Marcy Twete in On the Ladder
On this Labor Day,we’re highlighting what has come to be known as the “pink ghetto.” It’s a trend in business that unfortunately means that though women are making up a majority of the workforce, we’re not making it past mid-level staff roles and into leadership. Some people believe we’re “on the cusp” of leaders, and others contend that this pattern will continue unless things change in the business world.

This Labor Day, have a dialogue for you. Are you ready to ascend to leadership? How will you get there? Are we really stuck in this kind of a “pink ghetto”?


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.

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