Wall Street rougher than Bay Street: study

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2002

Women on Wall Street report having a harder time climbing the corporate ladder than their Bay street counterparts, and they’re more willing to speak their mind about it, a new report shows.

Although the women surveyed from both countries said they are satisfied with their jobs, they did acknowledge barriers to advancement, and based on the statistics, these barriers have greater impact on American women.

Despite the fact that the women surveyed tend to see the environment in the same way, women in the U.S. were more likely to agree certain obstacles are hampering their progression, said Susan Black, vice-president of Catalyst in Canada, the non-profit organization that prepared the research.