Women MBAs lag behind male counterparts: Study

Men earn more in first job, outpace women in climbing corporate ladder, salary growth
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2010

When Sue Graham-Parker began her career at Scotiabank in 1979, it was unusual to see a female branch manager. Now one-half of the branch managers and more than one-third of the senior executives are women.

“No doubt, we have come leaps and bounds from 30 years ago,” said Graham-Parker, senior vice-president of public, corporate and government affairs at Scotiabank, in Toronto.

Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go before women find parity with men, according to a report from Catalyst, a New York-based research and advisory organization that promotes women in business.