- Women on boards: Nearly three-quarters of respondents (71 percent) think the number of women on boards will increase by 2020
- Women at the top: Seven in 10 (70 percent) say the number of women CEOs will increase by 2020; 15 percent believe the increase will be significant.
- Women in senior management: Nearly half (44 percent) say their companies are preparing more women for senior management roles than they did last year
The research also generated insights on a broad range of work-related topics, including:
- Pay Raises and Promotions: More than half (57 percent) of all respondents have asked for or negotiated a pay raise, and three out of four (77 percent) who have done so have received one. Slightly less than half (44 percent) have asked for a promotion, and more than two-thirds (68 percent) who have done so received one.
- Working Parents: More than four in ten working parents (44 percent, men; 42 percent, women) would prefer to work, rather than stay at home, even if finances were not an issue.
- The Value of Experience: Nearly three out of four (72 percent) respondents report that experience is more important than education in their current jobs.
- Current Skills: The top three contributions that respondents believe they bring to their jobs are efficiency in completing tasks, a strong work ethic and the ability to learn new things (56 percent, 50 percent and 44 percent, respectively).
- Future Skills: Looking ahead, respondents believe the most marketable skills will be the ability to multi-task, speak more than one language, be a team player and navigate most computer applications (cited by 57 percent, 54 percent, 54 percent and 53 percent, respectively).
- Satisfaction with Current Job: Approximately half (48 percent) of respondents report they are satisfied in their current jobs. Of those not satisfied, feeling underpaid was the primary reason for dissatisfaction (cited by 37 percent), followed by lack of opportunity for advancement (25 percent).