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Women hold 53% of entry-level jobs in Corporate America but just 14% of executive-committee level jobs. A study from McKinsey & Co reveals some possible reasons why the careers of most business women stall at middle management.
Sue Shellenbarger of The Wall Street Journal shares a variety of reasons that were identified in the study. For example, she reports that the odds are discouraging overall explaining:
“Although 83% of mid-level women have a strong desire to move up to a higher level in their companies, their chances of landing a senior executive job are 60% those of men. Vikram Malhotra, McKinsey’s chairman of the Americas, says, ‘Middle-management women get promoted on performance, while middle-management men get promoted on potential.’ That means that some women may have to work even harder than their male counterparts to get promoted.”
Read the Full Article: Why Women Rarely Leave Middle Management via blogs.wsj.com