Research from Fairygodboss

  • Women working

    We generate a ton of unique, proprietary data and content about what women experience in the workplace. Women in our community share their salary and bonus information, departments and titles, as well as their opinions regarding gender equality, maternity leave benefits, job satisfaction levels, whether they would recommend the company to other women and what they believe their employer could do to help retain them. We also regularly poll the women in our community on a number of other job-related issues. Please contact us if you would like to learn more:

  • Report: Ageism in the Workplace: While ageism is widely discussed, there isn't a lot of data surrounding the topic. Recognized by the World Health Organization as a "prevalent and insidious problem," ageism can act as a dangerous employment discrimination tactic, even if it's unintentional. In the summer of 2019, Fairygodboss surveyed 1,000 people over the age of 40 to understand the prevalence of ageism in the workplace, learn how it affects employees, and determine what employers can do to better combat ageism at work.

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  • Report: Engaging Male Allies: In Summer of 2019, Fairygodboss surveyed 400 men to better understand how we can engage male allies to effect more progress and help women advance in the workplace. We discovered that while the vast majority of respondents say they want to help women advance, most don’t know where to start. See what else respondents had to say in the full report.

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  • Report: The Benefits Today's Top Female Talent Won't Compromise: In Spring 2019, Fairygodboss partnered with Extend Fertility, a leader in egg freezing and infertility services, and surveyed 1,000 women to find out what benefits they say are most important when deciding to either stay at their current employers or pursue a different opportunity. The survey results revealed that women overwhelmingly support one benefit in particular, regardless of their personal situations, but have very different views on the perceived value of other health and wellness benefits. Read the full report to learn more.

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  • Report: Creating Gender Equality Report: A Roadmap for 2019. As the largest career community for women, Fairygodboss has developed keen insights into what the women in our community are experiencing at work. Using our anonymous employee reviews, community discussions and proprietary research, we've determined key drivers of workplace satisfaction among women, and how employers and employees can we work together to create more inclusive environments and advance gender equality at work.

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  • Women networking at Galvanize 2018

    Report: How to Drive Gender Parity in Your Workplace: At GALVANIZE, the annual Fairygodboss summit that convenes hundreds of executives and women’s employee resource group leaders from across the country, speakers and attendees spoke candidly about the obstacles that hinder our path toward gender equality in the workplace.

    During the 2018 summit, held October 15-16 in New York City, we identified five critical tactics that every business leader should consider to increase the effectiveness of women’s networks and drive equality in the workplace.

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  • Career and Home Life Image

    Men and Women On Career and Home Life: In April 2018, Fairygodboss partnered with gender equality advocate The Female Quotient and fertility benefits company Progyny on research to explore the differences between men and women’s views on work and home life. The survey captured responses from 400 participants, and revealed that although men and women have similar views on topics like how the #MeToo movement has impacted their workplace, they have divergent views when it comes to career prioritization, salary and household management.

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  • Relationship And Money

    Relationships And Money: In January 2018, Fairygodboss asked 400 men and women to weigh in on love, careers and salary. We found that equality matters when picking a romantic partner, and when it comes to important traits in a partner, professional ambition and income ranked last. See what else our respondents had to say by downloading our report.

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  • The State of Gender Equality in the Workplace 2017

    The State of Gender Equality in the Workplace 2017: Last year we released our inaugural report on the state of gender equality in the workplace. With our second annual report, we’ve updated much of the data from 2016, and added in three new sections on sexual harassment, the intersection of gender and race at work, and the role internal employee resource groups play for women. The goal of this report is to help employers and jobseekers navigate the intersection of gender and career, and create a better work environment for all women.

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  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: In November 2017, Fairygodboss surveyed 500 women in our community about sexual harassment in the workplace. One year after the #MeToo movement began, we’ve updated the survey to include responses from 400 additional women and added a few new questions. Our study reveals that not much has changed when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace.

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  • Employee Resource Groups For Women

    Employee Resource Groups For Women: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are present at almost 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies, but how relevant are they? We asked 400 women in September 2017 about their experiences with their company's women's ERG. See what they had to say.

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  • Women networking at Fairygodboss Galvanize 2017

    How To Make Your Women's Resource Group More Powerful: Findings from the Fairygodboss Galvanize Summit On Nov. 1-2, 2017, Fairygodboss convened its first-ever summit, “Galvanize: Making Women’s Resource Groups More Powerful,” where top leaders from a variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies assembled to discuss how employers and women’s resource groups can best support female talent. Attendees walked away with actionable recommendations — detailed in this white paper — that they are now bringing back to their companies.

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  • Women with different appearances

    Forget Your Resume - Sadly, How You Look is More Important in a Job Interview
    Fairygodboss asked 500 hiring professionals to view images of women and describe their professional appearance. These women had distinctly different hairstyles, outfits, skin tones, facial expressions, and body types. See which women were most likely to be hired.

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  • How Women Job Seekers Differ From Men

    How Women Jobseekers Differ From Men: While men and women job seekers share many of the same priorities around compensation and employer culture, there are certain important differences between men and women when it comes to where and how they look for new job opportunities, and also how they evaluate them.

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  • Women in the workplace report

    The State of Gender Equality in the Workplace 2016: In this 53-page annual report, we summarize our findings about gender diversity and equality in the workplace, share data about why it matters, and what it takes to recruit and retain women. This guide will help employers and HR departments focus on what matters to women in the workplace.

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  • Men in the workplace

    Men in the Workplace: An in-depth exploration of what men think of gender diversity in the workplace. We teamed up with Artemis Connection to study mens perceptions of gender equality and diversity in the workplace. Heres what we found, and why we concluded that middle management in an important part of increasing the number of women in leadership.

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  • Family friendly companies

    Do Women Think Their Employers Are Family Friendly? What does it mean for an employer to be family-friendly? Find out what percentage of women believe their company is familiy-friendly and what that means to them.

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  • Women and promotions

    More Than Just Equal Pay: Promotions are Key to Retaining Women at Work. While most of our community believes women and men are treated equally at their employer, when women report there is gender inequality at work, the #1 cited issue is with respect to promotions.

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  • Women in the workplace, by industry

    Best Industries for Women: We've identified the top industries for gender equality, women's job satisfaction, and the ones women would recommend to other women. Dig into our slides to see the best industries and find out what else we found.

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  • Women's job satisfaction

    Female Job Satisfaction: We've analyzed female job satisfaction in our community and found important links between women's job satisfaction and an employer's culture and benefits. See what else we found.

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  • What women want in the workplace

    Job Factors Important To Female Jobseekers: Other than compensation, what other factors are important to female job seekers? We explore how women prioritize aspects of a job such as flexibility, benefits, company performance and more, when choosing their next job and employer.

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  • Women in the workplace by Fairygodboss

    Women In The Workplace Survey (2015): Women shared their views on the issues they face in the workplace, ranging from pay, promotions, sponsorship, mentorship, maternity leave, pumping facilities in a 2015 survey.

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