Robin Ely, Pamela Stone, and Colleen Ammerman report on a survey of 25,000 Harvard Business School graduates in the Harvard Business Review, investigating why the gender gap in senior positions persists despite growing numbers of women with credentials and experience to assume these roles. Their survey results show that significantly more men from each cohort get given high-level responsibilities, and men tend to be more professionally satisfied than women in each peer group. The results further dispel the myth that women are opting out for childcaring responsibilities; in fact, only a small percentage (11%) of women leave the workforce to care for children full time, and that this figure is even lower (7%) for women of color.  The vast majority of women leave because of unfulfilling assignments will little prospect for advancement.  Read more at

Harvard Business Review: Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women

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