Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Nonprofit Leadership

When we talk about the representation gap between women and men in leadership, many people think about elected officials or CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. But women are underrepresented in leadership positions across all sectors of the economy and American society. In this research, we take a closer look at the broken ladders to advancement that women face even in sectors where they make up the majority of workers: at nonprofit organizations, in postsecondary education, and at philanthropic foundations.

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