Networks are Critical for Career Advancement
Men hold a staggering 83.9% of corporate board seats, 85.1% of Executive Officer positions, and 92.5% of top earner positions in Fortune 500 companies, as reported by Catalyst.
What can help women break through the barriers to the top? Networking and mentoring.
Women in businesses of all sizes and women at all levels of their careers know that networking and mentors are essential in professional growth, career advancement, and reaching executive leadership positions. Networking is especially important for entrepreneurs – having a network of colleagues to draw on for advice and new perspectives is critical.
Professional women report that one of the biggest barriers to career advancement is access to informal networks (according to Catalyst). That's another reason why networking opportunities for women are critical.
CWB is committed to helping women build networks that help them achieve their professional goals.