To Keep Female Leaders, Learn What They Need to Succeed | Business News Daily


Women don’t rise to the top of the corporate ladder as much as men because employers aren’t doing enough to keep their ambitions alive, new research suggests.

The study from the consulting firm Women’s Success Coaching finds that women start out their careers extremely ambitious, but employers damage that drive to succeed by not creating enough programs that have an impact on their advancement. The result is a decline in that ambition by the midpoint in women’s careers.

Of the women surveyed, 67 percent admitted that there was a time in their career when they were more ambitious than they currently are. Specifically, 31 percent said they were most ambitious between the 5th and 10th year of their careers, compared with 18 percent who said their ambition was at its highest following their first decade of working.

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