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New poll says women still feel held back at work


A new Gallup poll released on Wednesday shows that women still feel they are being treated unfairly at work. While a vast majority of respondents did not believe they were discriminated against, women were twice as likely as men to say they had been passed over for a promotion because of their gender (12 percent vs 5 percent), and were even four times as likely to say they had been snubbed out of a pay raise (17 percent vs 4 percent). Moreover, women were also less satisfied about their workplaces, most notably when it came to their salary. Despite such relatively low numbers, the Huffington Post points out that studies show most gender discrimination in the workplace remains implicit and might not be experienced directly. There was some good news to note too: the “ambition gap” is closing, with an increase of women saying career advancement is somewhat or very important to them, in numbers almost equal to men (56 percent of women and 59 percent of men).

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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