Many women not keen to climb career ladder

One-half fear maternity leave, family obligations would have negative impact
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014

There’s been plenty of timely debate over glass ceilings, wage disparities and the “motherhood penalty,” but a Randstad Canada survey has highlighted one more piece of the gender equality puzzle: Almost 50 per cent of women do not want promotions into senior leadership roles. 


Forty-eight per cent of women do not aspire to advance into senior or executive roles, according to the survey of 1,004 working women in Canada, including employees, managers and executives.