The newest issue of BusinessWeek reports the results of a survey of U.S. executives’ attitudes about the future. Two factoids caught my eye:
83% of men and 77% of women agree that it will be “easier for women to get ahead in business” 10 years from now;
81% of whites and 68% of “non-whites” agree that it will be “easier for racial and ethnic minorities to get ahead in business” 10 years from now.
These data suggest that people who are race- and/or gender-privileged have a more sanguine view of how easy it is to “get ahead” than do those without such privilege. And those binary categories (male/female, white/non-white) lend themselves to simple pie charts and easy reporting, but segmented survey results would yield more interesting data.
A short summary of the article is on BusinessWeek’s website here (but registration required to access the full article).