Christian Women face barriers in the workplace---fellow Christians who believe women should not hold leadership positions and corporate biases that uphold a leadership model as masculine. There is a faith-work gap for professional women.
The challenge for women of faith in the workplace is applying God’s principles in the marketplace environment under tremendous pressure of proving that they belong at the table. Women make up nearly half the labor force. In 2018, there were 75,978,000 women aged 16 and over in the workplace, representing 46.9% of the total labor force (Catalyst, 2019).
We are giving voice to the issues women face in the workplace while providing them with practical tools to enhance their skills and readiness to do God’s work.
Women earn more degrees than men. For the class of 2016–2017, women earned more than half of bachelor’s degrees (57.3%), master’s degrees (59.4%), and doctorate degrees (53.3%). Of these women, 14.9% are Hispanic, 11.4% are Black, and 7.6% are Asian/Pacific (Catalyst, 2019). Regardless of race, there are plenty of qualified women. However, they are not rising to the top of their fields. Women represent only 5% of CEO positions in S&P companies.
Women have less influence and less pay in the workplace and the more powerful the position, the less likely there will be a woman holding the position regardless of her race and ethnicity, even in careers that are mostly women-dominated .
To inspire and empower women of faith to successfully navigate the workplace and increase their kingdom influence.