The North Jersey, which is part of the USA Today network, polled men and women on diversity in the workforce and received some unsurprising results. “Women business leaders are about twice as likely as their male counterparts to say their company should put more effort into increasing gender diversity,” the Norrh Jersey poll said. Now those results are unsurprising because men aren’t affected as much as women when it comes to gender diversity in the workplace. 

The CohnReznick, a New York city based accounted firm, released a survey providing more statistics on gender diversity. “The survey, which focused on women in the workplace, revealed “a disconnect” in men’s and women’s perceptions of gender diversity, said Philip Mandel, regional managing partner at CohnReznick…” Furthermore, the survey highlighted the following:  87% said gender diversity makes a company more competitive and is an important priority for their company’s president or chief executive officer – Three quarters of men said women have equal opportunity to advance in their company, meanwhile a little over half of women agreed with that statement. 

The CohnReznick survey provides valuable information on gender diversity in the workforce by displaying the differences in perceptions.  If women do not feel opportunities match their male counterparts, questions must be asked to figure out how the firm can positively change these negative views.