Is success in elite occupations simply a matter of ‘legitimate fortune’? Or are there hidden mechanisms at play rooted in work cultures historically shaped by the privileged? What can companies do TODAY to champion talent from disadvantaged backgrounds? Read below to find out...
In this episode of our DiverseIT podcast, we speak with Dr. Sam Friedman, one of the UK’s leading experts in social mobility, an associate professor in sociology at LSE, commissioner of the UK Social Mobility Commission, and co-author of The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged (2019).
The hidden barriers, or ‘glass ceiling’, preventing women and ethnic minorities from getting to the top are well documented, but the upwardly mobile also face a powerful and previously unrecognised ‘class gap’ within Britain’s elite occupations, both within and beyond technology.
Key takeaways from the podcast include;