Women are more likely than men to prefer hybrid or remote schedules.
Specifically, 1 in 3 women prefer to work fully remotely, and 1 in 2 women desire a hybrid schedule, according to a 2021 report by management consulting company Gartner. As a result, women are less likely to be in the office beyond the days they are scheduled to be onsite.
Women who work remotely could face barriers that impede their career advancement, such as:
- Reduced access to informal networks and critical assignments.
- Fewer mentoring and sponsorship opportunities.
- False assumptions about their commitment.