"CNBC/SurveyMonkey Women at Work" survey reveals the high ambitions and high aspirations of working women in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia ahead of International Women's Day
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. and SAN MATEO, CA, March 5, 2020 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, and SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK), a leading global survey software company, today announced the results of their inaugural joint "CNBC/SurveyMonkey Women at Work" survey, timed to International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8th.
The survey finds that a majority of American women have high ambitions and high career aspirations, especially younger women, women of color and working mothers. It also shows employers have work to do when it comes to providing opportunities for women to achieve their career goals.
Key findings from the "CNBC/SurveyMonkey Women at Work" survey include:
Working women in America are very ambitious:
Mothers of young children in America, while highly ambitious, are also concerned about the impacts of paid leave and work from home on their ability to achieve career goals:
Equal representation appears to be getting (a little) better for women at the senior leadership level, but employers have work to do:
CNBC Senior Media and Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin will reveal the results of the "Women at Work" survey today, Thursday, March 5th throughout CNBC's Business Day programming and online at cnbc.com/closing-the-gap/.
"One in 10 working women in the U.S. aspires to be in the C-Suite in 10 years, a stat that reflects American women's particularly high career ambitions even relative to their peers in Canada, Australia, and the U.K.," says Jon Cohen, chief research officer at SurveyMonkey. "On International Women's Day, these results are a reminder to the business world that all workers want jobs where they can contribute, grow, and be recognized for their work."
The "CNBC/SurveyMonkey Women at Work" online poll was conducted February 10-14, 2020 among a national sample of 1,068 employed women in the U.S. Respondents for this survey were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 4.0 percentage points. Data have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over.
SurveyMonkey also conducted the same survey among a national sample of 772 employed women in the United Kingdom, 1,072 employed women in Canada, and 912 employed women in Australia. The modeled error estimates for these surveys are plus or minus 4.5 percentage points for the UK and Canada, and plus or minus 5 percentage points for Australia.
Complete results of the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/curiosity/cnbc-international-womens-day-2020/.
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