Women not given international work

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/15/2001

Despite the need for “global” managers and the fact that woman want these jobs, HR executives and management are not sending them on international assignments.

Results of a survey released by Catalyst, a research and advisory organization that promotes the interests of women in business, found that misconceptions about women’s abilities to handle international assignments and about their willingness to accept these positions are barriers to their participation in global business.

A thousand women and men expatriates, their families and human resources executives were surveyed. Ironically, the misconceptions reported were also held by female managers and HR.