What steps can we take to encourage and inspire women on their career paths?

“Studies show that when women enter the workforce, their aspiration to become C-level executives is roughly the same as their male counterparts and just five years into the workforce, that drops precipitously.”

HubSpot’s chief people officer, Katie Burke, spoke at Inspirefest 2018 about why women’s career trajectories are so much less linear and straightforward than they should be.

“Spoiler alert: both men and women need to be part of the solution,” she said.

Burke then gave the audience three steps that everyone can take to ensure that women are inspired and encouraged to take risks and shoot for the stars.


Words by Jenny Darmody