“The unfortunate reality of today’s work environment is that women still do not have the same opportunities as men, but ventures like Pacific Standard Films and Q&W can help change that by empowering the next generation of women,” said Papandrea.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2016
Corporate veterans Amanda Quayle and Carmen Walsh have launched Q&W, a female-focused career coaching service that offers guidance for recent graduates from high schools, universities and MBA programs who are seeking to accelerate their professional futures. Quayle and Walsh developed their coaching model from extensive experience in the corporate world, challenging norms and provoking change at leading global companies such as AGCO Corp., The Miramar Investment Group, AMTRAK and Las Vegas Sands Corp.
According to Women in the Workplace, a study conducted by McKinsey and LeanIn.org that was released in September 2015, “from entry level to the C-suite, women are underrepresented at U.S. corporations, less likely to advance than men, and face more barriers to senior leadership. In fact, at the rate of progress of the past three years, it will take more than 100 years for the upper reaches of U.S. corporations to achieve gender parity.”
Women can’t wait 100 years. And they shouldn’t have to. Quayle and Walsh understand this, and they’re doing something about it. With decades of experience holding leadership positions in corporations around the world, Quayle and Walsh have joined forces and established Q&W to help women who are starting out in their careers lay the groundwork for success in the future and realize their full potential.
The work Q&W is doing echoes a larger trend of initiatives to expand professional opportunities for women in all industries. In particular, Quayle and Walsh were inspired by the partnership of Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea, who started their production company, Pacific Standard Films, with the goal of developing high-quality movie roles for women.
“The unfortunate reality of today’s work environment is that women still do not have the same opportunities as men, but ventures like Pacific Standard Films and Q&W can help change that by empowering the next generation of women,” said Papandrea. “This isn’t just an issue in the film industry—women beginning their careers in the corporate world will greatly benefit from the guidance of professionals like Amanda and Carmen.”
“We’re so proud that Pacific Standard is laying the groundwork for others to take the initiative to create opportunities for women,” said Papandrea. “I’m confident Q&W will make a real difference by making sure young women get a positive head start in their careers.”
To learn more about founders Amanda Quayle and Carmen Walsh and what working women can do to advance equality in the workplace, go to http://www.quaylewalsh.com.
Led by corporate veterans Amanda Quayle and Carmen Walsh, Q&W provides career coaching services and guidance for recent high school, university and MBA graduates who are seeking to accelerate their professional futures. For more information, visit http://www.quaylewalsh.com.
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