Businesses where women occupy more than 30% senior leadership roles are more likely to nurture ambition, with a quarter (27%) of senior leaders actively mentoring others and 17% looking to "sponsor" more junior employees, according to research.
One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven (14%) takes this, and whether she has children, into account when awarding promotions, a survey has found.
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