25 June 2020

Leveling the Field

Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst


  • The differences between women and men represent clear, systemic, and significant disadvantages for women, resulting in a consistently unequal PM experience
  • What organizations can do to create a winning PM strategy for women
  • How to get started

Our research on performance management (PM) revealed, like so many others have found before us, that men and women have different experiences with it, resulting in women experiencing systemic inequality. This is despite changes to make PM more “modern.”

We undertook a holistic study of women and PM, to understand:

  • Are the changes to modern PM practices resulting in women and men having the same experience?
  • And, if not, then what are the differences and what can organizations do about them?

This infographic is a summary of what we learned. As always, we would love your feedback. If you have thoughts, please share in the comments section below!


Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst

Stacia is a Co-founder and Principal Analyst for RedThread Research and focuses on employee engagement/experience, leadership, DE&I, people analytics, and HR technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as well as in numerous HR trade publications. She has been listed as a Top 100 influencer in HR Technology and in D&I. Stacia has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.



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