With all this talk of glass ceilings, work-life balance and unequal pay, I think we can sometimes forget what life is really like for working women. New research from Harvard Business School sheds light on the reality of the situation and contradicts common myths about how women’s careers unfold.
The research by Ely, Stone and Ammerman looks at 25,000 graduates of the Harvard Business School MBA aged 26-67. It explores how they feel about life, work and career aspirations. Almost all of the graduates surveyed outlined the importance of leading fulfilling lives (both professional and personal) yet the ability to achieve this played out differently according to gender.
New research from Harvard Business School shows that the traditional excuses used to explain why women leave the workplace just aren’t true. Businesses need to rethink their strategies if they want to retain top female talent.