Expertinnentalk: The ‘broken rung’ phenomenon

On October 29th, we will meet for another CoWomen-Experts talk! The founders of CoWomen Berlin and CoWomen Heidelberg will again share their experiences in the economic industry and the world of start-ups!

What can we do to enable more women to reach leading positions and thereby have a lasting impression on the (working) world? Again, this will be the focus of our talk.

This time, we will focus on the study ‚Women in the Workplace‘, conducted by McKinsey and LeanIn.Org. The ‚broken rung‘-phenomenon, which the study regards as one of the main challenges, is what interests us in particular.

The broken rung-phenomenon describes ‚broken‘ or simply missing steps in the career ladder. Unlike the ‚glass ceiling‘-phenomenon, which describes a stop in female careers when it comes to management or c-level positions, the broken rung describes the problems of women at the bottom of the ladder. This circumstance leads to females being stuck in their entry-level jobs and possibly won’t even reach the glass ceiling.

The CoWomen-founders chose to focus on this problem – as they all experienced this phenomenon and still see it in the companies and organizations they meet in their everyday work life.

Join us online, listen closely, and be part of our discussion!

We are looking forward to seeing you!


The dial-in dates for August 6th, 2020 5pm are:

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