A majority of women (63%) worldwide define professional success as having the right balance between work and personal life and nearly three quarters of women (74%) believe they can ‘have it all’, according to the What Women Want @ Work study released by LinkedIn.
The study reveals that 94% of Indian women surveyed in a total sample size of 400 feel that they have had successful careers and women with more than six years of experience feel more satisfied with their professional lives as compared to those with lesser experience. This is tempered by the finding that 1 in 3 Indian women say that they have faced sexism at the workplace which is by far the highest across all countries surveyed.
93% Indian women believe it is possible to have it all, in terms of career and family life. This is significantly higher than the global average of 74%.
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Talented Working Mothers: 28 percent of women with Harvard MBAs had left the workforce 15 years after receiving their degree
A 2009 study from University of Califirnia Berkeley Haas School of Business found that 28 percent of women with Harvard MBAs had left the workforce 15 years after receiving their degree. A 2010 study of MBAs from top business schools by University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that hours and labor force participation … Continue reading »